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good morning. breaking news. yet another video threatening the sochi olympics discovered online overnight. can those games be kept safe? we'll ask the man who ran the olympics in salt lake city, former presidential candidate mitt romney is here for an exclusive live interview. tragic scene, the wreckage of a massive pile-up caused by whiteout conditions near chicago just cleared this morning. 40 vehicles involved, at least three people dead, more than 20 injured. while a new ice threat faces drivers in the south today. the beliebers hold a vigil overnight. for the embattled singer. could his increasingly erratic behavior sink the superstar's career?
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and surprise, an incredible story of two girls who became friends at college and looked so much alike, they joked they could be sisters. well, guess what, they are, and they're here live today, friday, january 24th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. alongside al roker and natalie morales. two weeks from today, opening ceremony in sochi. and yet, we continue to hear about these new threats. >> it's like a drip, drip, drip. and governor romney is here. we'll be talking about that with him. he is the guy who had to handle the games in salt lake city which came shortly after 9/11. he knows a thing or two about security and we'll talk to him in a moment. this is our top story today. that newly discovered threat
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against the winter olympic games in sochi. let's get right to richard engel. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this threat was actually first posted online earlier this month but gaining traction now. it's from a group with a proven track record, and it's part of a growing trend where islamic militant groups are adopting sochi as their cause. and that's a problem. >> reporter: the terrorist threat appears to come from a known branch of al qaeda with fighters from russia, the caucuses, central asia and pakistan. the tone is smug and mocking. saying the olympics have already been tarnished, that russia is trembling, and ominously that violence is coming. that's not the way russian officials see things. at the ice rink, the new 12,000-seat hockey stadium, the venue manager told us that sochi is the safest city in the
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world. >> i'm sure everything will be okay because you can see in that security procedures are real tough. >> reporter: two messages, one threatening, the other confident. but is there room in between for much olympic spirit at a games where russia and islamic extremists have something to prove? this is the center of the main olympic park medals plaza on a rainy day. you can hear them warming up for the opening ceremony. the stadium radiate out from here like folks on a bicycle wheel. in one sense, it's very convenient because you can walk to the different venues, but also all brand new. there aren't bars and restaurants, you can't bring in outside liquid. russia puts so much effort into turning this into a secure bubble that in the end, it feels somewhat sterile, kind of like a convention center that's been sealed off. the security perimeter may be a necessity. radical islamist groups are making sochi their cause. but why? russia has a dirty little secret, the ongoing military
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operations in the caucuses, mainly in dagastan. russian security forces often conduct counterterrorism missions there, sometimes very aggressively, according to human rights groups. now, russia's insurgency at home is becoming a battle over sochi. >> reporter: in a sense, these games are caught between russia, which wants to show how strong it is that it can organize a safe games here, which is not very far from the caucuses and the militants themselves who want to prove they can hit vladimir putin, the russian strong man. >> all right, richard engel in sochi for us this morning. while security was a focus of the 2002 winter olympic games in salt lake city, which were held months after 9/11. and the man in charge was former presidential candidate mitt romney. and he joins us this morning exclusively. good morning. >> thank you. good morning, savannah.
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>> you see the results as well as we do, as the person who was once in charge of delivering and executing a safe olympic games. how secure do you feel? >> well, of course, there's never been a games i know of that has been so targeted for specific threats as you're seeing in sochi. at the same time, the level of security preparations appears to be at an unprecedented level. i think people can recognize that the hard sites will be safe. the athletes will be safe, spectators in the venues will be safe. but it's the soft places you can't be 100% certain will be entirely safe. but my guess is the russians have done everything humanly possible to protect the games. >> i guess the gut check question is, would you go to sochi? would you send your own family to sochi? >> the answer is yes. i believe the games will be safe. but that doesn't mean there's a 100% guarantee in anywhere in the world today. the threats leveled suggest this is going to be an area that could be targeted. and therefore, there's a degree of risk associated with, well,
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frankly life today in a world where terrorism exists. >> you mentioned what a dangerous neighborhood this is. you have never minced words when it comes to russia. you have a couple of memorable lines in the campaign. i wonder what you think of vladimir putin's decision to stage these olympics in the backyard where he's been staging battle against militants for years. >> terrorists can move almost anywhere they want to go. and only takes one person to go through. so a place like sochi can be surrounded, if you will, the intelligence work is the key to keeping the games secure. yes, the hardened targets can have fences and patrols and so forth. but, frankly, in order to protect an area as large as sochi, you need extraordinary intel work. and that's what happened with our games that gave me confidence they'd be safe. we'll hear reports of an individual they're looking for, that suggests they have good intelligence. all in all, seems to be a very effective security program. again, no 100% guarantee.
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>> very quickly, you said during the campaign that russia was a geopolitical foe that lined up with the world's worst actors. what do you think about the olympic committee to let russia host the olympics? >> well, i don't think you hold off particular countries based upon their politics, but there's no question in my mind. russia has been and continues to be a geopolitical adversary, not a military foe, but a geopolitical foe. they line up with assad, kim jong-un, their friends are some of the world's worst actors. >> mitt romney, it's always good to get your perspective. we have a lot to talk about this morning. there's a new documentary "mitt," a look inside your two campaigns and we'll talk to you about that in a couple of minutes. >> thanks, savannah. >> over to matt. now to treacherous conditions on the roads this morning. you're looking live now in michigan city, indiana, outside chicago where crews are still working to clean up a massive and deadly pile-up. that accident caused by a sudden
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snowstorm. nbc's john yang has the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, right now, workers are clearing the last of the debris getting ready to reopen the stretch of 94. it took nearly 16 hours to clear the vehicles involved in the crash that left three dead and 20 injured. at the time of the accident, visibility was almost zero. >> the horrific one i have seen. >> reporter: whiteout conditions lead to a massive chain reaction collision outside michigan city, indiana, trapping motorists in their cars beneath the wreckage. the treacherous conditions make it difficult for emergency responders. >> it's not only for everybody out here, but for the families. >> late thursday, police released information about those killed. a husband and wife from grand rapids, michigan, and a 66-year-old chicago man and his
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pet golden retriever. witnesses said they could hear the crash from two miles away. >> sounded like a train coming off the rails. >> reporter: police say 40 vehicles including 15 semis were involved in the pile-up bringing traffic along the interstate to a standstill. the backup stretched 15 miles. >> complete whiteout. >> reporter: dixie was in the middle of the mangled mess and spoke by phone with nbc station wmaq in chicago. >> it's like a parking lot, wall to wall cars and trucks. >> reporter: one of the injured spoke by phone from his hospital bed. >> a semi coming towards us, i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: school buses brought in to warming stations and to transport injured to hospitals. >> it goes on for miles. >> reporter: motorist mike carpenter was going westbound and sent this cell phone video. >> there's so many cars that inside, i couldn't see anything. that's a nightmare, i promise
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you. >> reporter: officials tell us the dead were all in their 60s. they say it will take weeks, even months to figure out what happened. matt. >> all right. thanks very much. that's indiana. meanwhile, down south, bad day to be on the roads, as well, al. >> absolutely, guys. a real treacherous situation going on. let's show you what we've got. last 24 hours, temperatures dropped 21 degrees in dallas, houston at 31, 24 degrees below where it was 24 hours ago. charlotte at 10, 11 degrees below where it's been. and here's what's going on. we are looking at a big change in the jet stream. again, another big drop, clipper comes down, a little bit of that arctic express will blow on in here. you can already see, we are looking at an icy mix, stretching between corpus christi on into houston. that blue line, the freezing line. and so we are looking at more frozen precipitation coming in to that part of the country.
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sleet will be falling. we're looking at ice pellets accumulating on the ground. freezing rain, this is our big concern. the rain will freeze upon contact, causing severe icing conditions, dangerous travel on roads and overpasses. tons of roads already have been closed. downed trees and power lines. and, in fact, up to 400 airline cancellations. let's go to houston right now where it's a real mess. that's where janet shamlian is. janet? >> reporter: al, good morning, we have a mess in southeast texas from sleet and rain here in houston to snow in huntsville. when you get these conditions this far south, it shuts everything down. to give you an idea, the last time we had any measurable snow in this region was 2009. the massive houston school system has closed for the day, a rare snow day in this region. hundreds of other schools have closed, as well.
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and last night, the airlines started canceling flights into houston. this is a major hub for united airlines. that's going to have repercussions across the country today. there is ice in san antonio, snow in corpus christie and beaumont. and it's just getting worse because the temperature is dropping. al. >> that's right. that 32-degree line is right there. they don't have salt spreaders, putting down rock for traction. i'll give you an idea for airlines for january. 33,000 airline cancellations this month. that's more than 2012, 2013 combined. we're not done with january yet. >> my goodness. long, hard winter. >> thank you. and natalie is following a sad story from canada. >> and a really sad story out of canada. >> such a tragedy this morning. the search is still on for dozens of people unaccounted for after a deadly fire at a senior home in quebec. katy tur in quebec with more. good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. five are dead and 30 are missing. it is a block of ice because of the sub zero temperatures. there is no word when the authorities will be able to get in there. by morning, the scene was devastating to behold. a senior citizen home encased in ice, only an elevator shaft left recognizable. this horror only matched by the images just hours earlier. a fire in a three-story complex filled with the elderly. by the time help got there, little could be done. the fire chief called it a night from hell. the archbishop was nearly speechless. >> tragedy. it's a big number of people who died. >> reporter: officials say most who lived here were over the age of 85 and only five could get around on their own. this man drove all night from montreal to look for his 99-year-old mother. he fears is now gone. >> she's still there. i can't believe it.
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>> reporter: dozens are still missing, and family members were urged to contact local police as they try to figure out who was inside. >> it doesn't mean those people are dead. maybe they are at some other residence, a family vacation. >> all members of the government express our condolences for this terrible loss of life. >> reporter: condolences poured in across canada for the families of la verte as they chipped away at the frozen remains to figure out what went so wrong. central cairo today kir people and injuring dozens of others. the early morning blast sent smoke rising over egypt's capital. damaging the security building and museum across the street. witnesses said gunmen opened fire on the building after that explosion. hours later, there were two smaller blasts killing at least one person and injuring 15. well, if you take vitamin d
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supplements, there's surprising health news. a new study is revealing the popular supplement provides little health benefits. previous studies have suggested vitamin d deficiency is linked to a variety of health problems and that supplements could be beneficial. but now researchers in new zealand have found vitamin d did not prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures by more than 15%. supplements are taken by nearly half of u.s. adults. speaker of the house john boehner says he has no interest in running for president. he sat down with jay leno thursday night to talk about a variety of topics. he told jay that he gets along fine with president obama but they approach their jobs from different perspectives. and he says he definitely doesn't want the president's job. >> listen, i like to play golf, i like to cut my own grass. i do drink red wine, i smoke
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cigarettes, and i'm not giving that up to be president of the united states. >> okay. that response did get a round of applause from the audience. at least you can cross one more potential candidate off that list. >> for now. >> he likes what he likes. >> can't give up golf. come on. >> a lot of presidents play golf. >> yes, they do. like president obama. it's been a rough one, it's going to get rougher. we want to get right to your local forecast. [ kelly ] my days start early. and so do mouth germs. but now i have the protection of colgate total® mouthwash. it works just as hard and just as long as i do. [ man ] rolling in 5! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. it kills germs on contact and has a germ-killing shield that keeps working for 12 hours. it doesn't quit even after eating and drinking. hi! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. 12 hour germ protection even after eating and drinking. ♪ good morning to you. we're seeing partly cloudy skies around the south bay now. 41 degrees in san jose.
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those are part of mid level clouds around an area of low pressure which is going to move away from the bay area. top some high clouds into the afternoon and evening and watching for the offshore winds giving us the red flag warning through mid afternoon. we'll see highs in the upper 60s to near 70s. san francisco mid-60s. mid to upper 60s around the peninsula. low 70s in the north bay and the tri-valley. hello to carson daly over in the orange room. >> nice to see you. happy friday. good morning. a story this morning that got online lit up. yesterday an editor for the "new york times" tweeted out a sneak peek for the cover art this weekend "new york times" magazine that features hillary rodham clinton. lest give you a bigger shot. once this hit, people didn't know what to make of it. it was supposed to be hillary's influence on the people in her political universe. well this spawned all sorts of
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parodying. "e.t." gravity, "good night moon." there was a blog about the history of where this came from. this was the initial sketch here. they got the illustrator who had done this golf digest piece of donald trump. they made their way through, and they get to the very end there, the -- that's what you'll see this weekend. that's what's going online. people having so fun with that. back to you. >> i like the wrecking ball one of miley cyrus on there. >> when i first saw that, i thought it was a joke, i didn't actually realize what the real cover. amazing. >> now you really want to read it, right? >> and they get on shows all across the country. carson, thank you very much. coming up, where does justin bieber go from here? >> the fallout from that arrest. the fun had at the pop star's expense. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ bell dings ]
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good friday morning to you. 7:26. i'm peggy bunker. police in oakland are looking for a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his sister. justice tolliver was found dead in the laundry room of their apartment complex on franklin street in oakland's china town neighborhood. mario tolliver shot and killed his older sister and ran away. it's unclear what the two were arguing about. justice leaves a 2-year-old daughter. >> a suspected marijuana grow operation in a house caught fire in pittsburg. firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes. now the fire is out. investigators say the home is vacant. >> in about 30 minutes the super bowl of surfing kicks off. we're talking about mavericks,
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24 of the best surfers are in half moon bay for the competition. it's invitation only. about half are from the bay area. the preliminary heat starts at 8:00. the championship heat expected to begin at 1:30 this afternoon. today's waves could reach as high as 45 feet. so really incredible there for the surfers as we check in with meteorologist rob mayeda. they got great weather for it. >> we're going to see temperatures mid-60s with sunshine and patchy clouds but a beautiful sunrise in san jose. mid level clouds there, the sun breaking through. 41 degrees currently. into the afternoon we'll see the clouds drifting from south to northwest as an area of low pressure tracks away from the bay area. we look at offshore breezes in the hills, keeping fire danger high as we head into the afternoon. north bay, east bay and south bay. highs upper 60s. mid-60s for san francisco, close to 70 this afternoon in morgan hill. >> we're looking at the east shore freeway through the haze, low cloud cover but this is not
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the issue. it's just seeing the drivers. a slow drive because of the volume. we had an earlier crash at university there, i showed it to you. this is what happened. a backup. kind of sticks around for the morning. slow out of richmond into berkeley. smoother to the bay bridge where the metering lights are on. a slow drive south 880 approaching 92. there is a crash approaching the san mateo bridge. and slow getting into half moon bay. the mavericks are on. >> thank you so much. i'll have another update coming in in about a half hour.
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♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning, the 24th of january, 2014. what a pretty shot of the sun coming up. and good reminder if you want to share your sunrise with us, use the hashtag #todaysunrise. nice to have you along this morning. take a look at what's making headlines this morning. yet another threat of violence against the winter olympic games in sochi. discovered overnight the video made warns an attack is coming. an interstate in indiana following a pile-up of 40 vehicles. at least three people were killed, more than 20 others injured and the accidents were triggered by whiteout conditions there.
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in connecticut, the father of the newtown school shooter has met with officials investigating that tragedy. he's agreed to find his son's missing school and medical records. they could help to shed some light on that tragedy. well, coming up this morning, more on the exclusive live interview with former presidential candidate mitt romney. we'll talk about that revealing new documentary that takes a look at both of his presidential runs. if he would ever consider running again. and we'll get his thoughts on some of the scandal surrounding new jersey governor chris christie. >> got a good poker face there. >> yes, he does. >> he's cracking a smile a bit. also ahead, what did you learn about yourself in college? we're going to meet two young women who became friends at tulane university and eventually uncovered something remarkable. they are actually sisters. incredible story, you'll see them coming up. >> they look like sisters. >> wow. and music's biggest night of the year coming up on sunday, we're going to watch.
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56 grammy awards. we're going to be live in los angeles monday on "today." and we're hoping some of the surprises. >> sounds good. let's begin this half hour with the arrest of one of the biggest pop stars in the world, justin bieber. he's out on bond this morning after being charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest. mark potter in miami beach. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. we're outside the home in miami beach where justin bieber came to spend some vacation time. it's where fans gathered to show support after he spent several hours in a local jail. >> justin bieber -- >> reporter: justin bieber's day at the hands of police and the court came to an end after the hearing. >> so the total bond would be $2,500. >> reporter: after spending several hours in jail, bieber was released and walked out to a waiting suv. then climbed on top to wave to bystanders.
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bieber's problems began in the early morning hours thursday after a night of partying on miami beach, he was spotted by fans driving a yellow lamborghini. >> oh, my god. justin just got pulled over. >> reporter: police say they stopped bieber after he and a friend were caught drag racing in a residential neighborhood. shortly after 4:00 a.m. >> the officer estimated anywhere up to 55 to 60 miles an hour. >> reporter: the arrest report claims bieber was uncooperative and repeatedly cursed at police at one point saying what the blank did i do? why did you stop me? officers say bieber later admitted to using alcohol and prescription drugs. resisted arrest without violence. all misdemeanors. charlotte trig says despite his smiling mug shot, it was a different bieber behind bars. >> he was actually in tears. and according to a source, he was crying his eyes out in jail.
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>> reporter: fans known as beliebers joined outside the home to show their support. >> bieber's blood contained alcohol, pot and flintstones chewables. justin was clocked going 60 miles an hour in a lamborghini, ooh, 60 miles an hour in a lamborghini. hey, justin, it's called second gear, try it some time. >> now, bieber's attorney roy black would not comment on the case. we also reached out to bieber's parents and representatives for comment, but they also declined. >> mark potter, thanks very much. bill has covered his career from the start. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> jokes from the late night comedians aside, what are we watching here? >> to be honest, i'm concerned what we're watching is a little bit of a meltdown and possibly one connected to a health issue, an addiction issue, and i kind of wish maybe people would give the kid a break for five minutes. >> give him a break in what way?
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what are we doing to cause this? if it's an addiction issue, what's our role in this? >> well, i think the public role can be one of maybe just a touch of empathy. the vitriol is hard for me to understand. how many people sort of one day were, you know, quick to make jokes about michael jackson and the next day were quick to sort of be leading the procession of sort of heartfelt memories and sharing of these things? you know, this is a kid with a clear family history of addiction issues. there's smoke all over the place, right, in the sense there have been friends arrested with drugs in his home. he's saying he's using drugs when he's arrested. and i think when you look at his judgment, a kid smiling in a mug shot, a kid who has to lose all the things he has to lose and losing them anyway. it makes me concerned for the boy.
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>> you talk about smiling in the mug shot, getting on the suv. that was the he doesn't get it moment for me. when you get out of jail and get up on top the suv and wave to your fans. in my opinion, this may sound cliche, but that's the moment, you cover your face, slink in the back of the suv and start thinking about how you're going to apologize to those fans not waving to them. >> that's a rational way to look at it, which is why i think maybe justin's not in a rational frame of mind. listen, there's two ways this breaks down. either this is -- a giant spoiled brat run of days or months or year. but the other alternative is that i think he may really be dealing with some issues here. >> yeah. >> and, like i said, it's hard to explain. if you look at the actual crimes he's committed. i'm in no way defending the behaviors. these are stupid, reckless behaviors. he's lucky no one was badly hurt
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last night and some of the other instances we've sort of heard about over the last year. and he's going to have to have a bottoming out in order to realize that. >> thanks. and i want to mention, he's been on this show a lot of times. every time he comes here, he's polite, professional, prepared. and that's why these incidents start to make me worry that this is something else. because it doesn't seem to be the kind of young man we've seen around here. >> that's right. and he's surrounded himself around a group of enablers. >> that's the question. how are the folks around him helping? >> and a check of the weather. >> we've been talking about all this cold air, but how about where it's warm? and our friends in california and the west are really dealing with record-breaking temperatures from san francisco down to san diego. look at this, l.a., 9 degrees above normal, san clemente, 8 degrees above normal. going up to the west. this is a stark image.
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the satellite from the west in 2013 january. look at all the snow pack and snow cover which is so vital to the watersheds there. this is this year. almost nothing. that is frightening and that is why we have red flag warnings up for much of california all the way into southern oregon. warnings extending 1,000 miles for fire danger. we've got strong offshore winds and record dry conditions are going to continue. it is not good news. and we see no change for at least the next ten days. we're going to see temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70s in the north bay. livermore and pleasanton close to 70. danville about 68 and the trend over the next four days is above average and warmer into next week and we'll see this trend continue for your weekend plans too. you can see in san jose there,
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we've got some clouds coming in. no rain. in the hill tops watch out. high fire danger. red flag warnings. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. we've got more with mitt romney, what he does and does not like about the documentary that really takes you inside his presidential campaign. and his thoughts on the scandal surrounding chris christie right after this. i had ongoing pain. an intense ache all over. it was hard to do what mattered. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia... thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain. for some, as early as the first week of treatment. now, i can do more with the ones i love. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior.
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well, we are back at 7:42 with more of our exclusive interview with former presidential candidate mitt romney. the new documentary "mitt" is available today on netflix takes a rare inside look at his two runs for the white house and reveals what it's like to watch an election slip away. >> what do you think i should say in a concession speech? read what i have here.
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they also deserve congratulations. >> governor romney, good morning again to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> were there parts of that documentary that were a little painful to relive? painful to watch? >> that was one of them. on the night that you lose going back and seeing that is not one of the highlights of my life. put together a lot of footage and most of it's kind of fun. as i watch my sons and grandchildren, daughters-in-law interacting and supporting a guy under the microscope. >> you must live a little dangerously to let a camera in and really see everything for that length of time. >> well, there were some scenes i wish he wouldn't have included. a couple of scenes where we're praying, for instance. and i knew he was in the room, but i didn't know he was filming during our prayer. but he captured everything and put it together and it's kind of an unusual. i don't think anyone in the world of politics has before had
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cameras follow them around. they put together film that's not political, it's more personal and family oriented. >> it's incredibly personal. and you mentioned the shots of your family praying. you see in this film how deeply you feel your faith, how important your faith is to you. were you conflicted about showing that side of yourself during the campaign? >> well, i certainly wanted to make people understand i'm a man of faith and was proud of that. i didn't want to talk about doctrines of one church versus another. that wasn't my role. the church itself can do that. the fact i'm a person of faith was a important part of my presence and who i was as a candidate. >> was seeing the prayers on film too personal? >> it's a little unusual. you see a painting of george washington on his knees, but you don't have film of him actually praying and hearing the words. and in this case, we have my wife praying and me, as well, and we have scenes of ann and i hugging each other and talking very personally to one another.
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and he -- gosh darn it, he captured all that and actually used it. >> one of the things people say about this movie, it manages in 90 minutes to do something your campaign never could, which is really show who you are. this personal side of you. do you think that's true? is this the real mitt romney? >> oh, i think it's hard for a campaign to do that. and we probably missed the opportunities that we might have had to do that. at the same time, campaigns have 30-second ads and debates and those are very narrow snapshots. what i'd love to see would be to have each candidate do a 1 1/2-hour film on themselves and the voters all have to look at three-hour films and make their choice. >> one of the things you say in the film is when people lose a presidential election, when someone loses, they're branded a loser for life. do you feel that way? >> well, if you go back and look at people who have run. just run and lose, they pretty much go off the stage.
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that's probably as it ought to be. but i'm not worried about that. i have plenty of time with my kids. >> let's ask you about chris christie. i know you feel and you've said that you feel like he has moved on from this bridge scandal, handled it well. have you called him and offered support or encouragement? >> yeah, i've been in touch with chris. and frankly, i think what you've seen is a guy who is a strong leader, he took responsibility, he fired people that were responsible for the scandal, and he has moved on as a leader. and i do believe the american people want to see a strong leader in the white house. and he is. >> you see the bridge scandal and other allegations have come forward. they all seem to have a theme, which he uses, allegedly, hardball, sometimes bullying tactics against people who cross him. have you never experienced that side of him? >> no, we get along well. we're close friends. and we're watching a washington
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that can't get the job done, chris does, and that's one of the reasons why he's as popular as he is. >> you were asked by the "new york times" last week whether or not you'd consider running for president again. i have to put your response up on the screen. it says, oh no, no, no, no, no, no. i count 11 nos. will you never consider another run? >> no, this is a time for chris christie, mike huckabee, jeb bush, john kasich, a long list, marco rubio, a lot of folks who should have a chance to be our nominee and i'm going to support the one who gets the prize. >> you think hillary clinton is beatable if she's their nominee? >> i'm sure she is. because i'm sure people recognize the country's not doing what it should be doing. >> it's good to talk to you. thanks for your time, sir. >> thanks, savannah. >> "mitt" is available on netflix starting today. coming up, a remarkable
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7:51 now. carson, what are people talking about today? >> well, couple of things, big birthdays in the tech world. apple's mac turns 30 today. vine acquired by twitter this past year turns 1. celebrates the first year. great year for twitter, over 40 million viewers. you've got zach king and bat dad and al roker's a prolific viner. at, we've taken some
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of our favorite vine stars of the past year, put them up there for you to vote on. go there if you'd like. speaking of one of the first vines, this was literally one of the first vines. six seconds of how to make steak tartar. and natalie, maybe you can explain your first vine. walk us through this. >> i still don't know. do you vine like this or like this? vertical or horizontal. >> vertical. >> you almost missed the royal birth this past year. >> everybody go like this and you'll see from my point of view. >> what's the big deal? >> looks like night of the roxbury. >> can you take this one? there you go. so watch, you hold down the screen and we are -- >> you've done it. >> there. okay. >> i'm done. >> vertical, not horizontal. >> #myfirstvine. matt, you have an official account, it says, but zero
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posts. >> what about that? >> shocking. >> i tweeted yesterday. >> you know who likes a good vine? kathie lee gifford likes a good vine. >> oh, wine. >> gotcha. >> nice set-up. >> carson, thank you. >> coming up on trending, matt and savannah visit "watch what happens live." >> and two girls discover mine was earned in korea in 1953. afghanistan, in 2009. orbiting the moon in 1971. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection. and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
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>> good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. an autopsy shows the b.a.r.t. police officer killed in the line of duty died from a single bullet wound to the chest. sergeant tom smith was the first b.a.r.t. police officer killed on the job. investigators say he was shot by a fellow officer during a probation search in dublin on tuesday. the bullet struck smith in one of the small areas not protected by the bullet proof vest. >> the marin county teen convicted in a string of crimes including stealing a lamborghini could spend the rest of his life in prison. max wade tried to shoot and kill the boyfriend of a girl he liked. that shooting investigation led police to wade's storage locker and that's where they found the chef's yellow sports car along with several fake i.d.s. let's check the weather with rob. good morning. >> good morning. we're watching the temperatures
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in the 40s, except in the north bay 32 but a nice looking sunrise. mid level clouds, orange sky in san jose. 44 degrees currently. in the hilltops a different story. as we watch a red flag warning for the north bay, east bay and santa cruz mountains for gusty offshore winds. temperatures nice, 68 in san jose, 70 in morgan hill. and 71 this afternoon in santa rosa. >> overall good traffic. the bay bridge toll plaza, to the end of the parking wlot the metering lights on of it part is because folks are held back here coming out of richmond, earlier crashes by the racetrack continue to hold things up. issues slowing folks down. that will not clear until the bulk is done. north 101 at 87 a crash there and southbound there is lumber around oakland road and if you plan to head to half moon bay sheriff's office saying it's
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crowded. maybe watch on line. >> we'll see you back here in another half hour.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, surprise of a life it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, surprise of a lifetime. meet the college friends who found out they're actually sisters. their amazing story in an exclusive interview. then, that just happened. >> who's in the shower with matt lauer? >> fun night spent with bravo's andy cohen. and mogul in the making. >> hey, guys. >> what were you doing when you were a teenager? meet the seen setting fashion trends and running a mini-empire from hi bedroom today, friday, january 24th, 2014. ♪ >> matt lauer! >> it's our 44th anniversary today! >> freezing on our one-year
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anniversary. >> it's freezing out here for the "today" show. ♪ friday night sweet ride ♪ sunshine >> hi, florida. >> hi, san antonio, texas! >> all the way from wisconsin on the "today" show. >> and we're back now, 8:00 on a friday morning. and another chilly one here in the northeast. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker and carson daly. it is 12 degrees out on the plaza. >> hey, it beats yesterday. >> in the house today. minnesota's in the house. >> we've got wisconsin over there. >> we wish you a happy peanut butter day. for me, every day is peanut butter day. >> it's crunchy because it's frozen. coming, where do you think you find the wisest people in america? we'll have the answer to that. >> pittsburgh!
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>> we've got some votes. it's not a democracy! let's get the morning's top stories. natalie's inside at the news desk. natalie, good were monthing again. >> good morning to you all once again. a chilling video newly discovered online contains another threat to the winter olympics in sochi, russia, now just two weeks away. it features an islamic militant apparently from a known al qaeda branch, and he refers to the games as the devil olympics and mocks russia's response to recent mass transit bombings. the speaker ends by threatening that the most inopportune moment will be coming soon. the man who exposed massive government surveillance programs is reacting to reforms announced by president obama. edward snowden warns that wholesale spying on civilians still goes too far. we get more now from nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: fugitive edward snowden has gone on the record from russia, answering tweets to his web page.
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he wrote @ragbagusa the new problem we face is mass surveillance where governments are seizing billions and billions and billions of innocents' communication every single day. snowden praised the privacy panel that the nsa's mass telephone collection is of minimal value and wrote, "i never stole any passwords, nor did i trick an army of coworkers." but the attorney general told msnbc's ari melber -- >> clemency, a simple no-harm, no-foul, i think that would be going too far. >> reporter: in the web chat, snowden didn't answer this charge that he was working with vladimir putin's russia. >> i don't think it was a gee whiz luck event that he ended up in moscow. >> reporter: an accusation he flatly denied to "the new yorker's" jane mayor. >> he said that he acted alone, completely alone with no one else and certainly no other country. >> reporter: one man setting off a national debate over privacy
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that the president and congress have yet to resolve. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. a first court appearance today for former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and wife, maureen. they are indicted on federal corruption charges. "the washington post" reports that mcdonnell rejected an offer to plead guilty to a single fraud count to avoid a trial and leave his wife out of the case. the mcdonnells have denied any wrongdoing. mangled cars and trucks were still being towed overnight from the scene of a deadly highway pileup near michigan city, indiana. the chain-reaction crash on i-94 east of chicago involved more than 40 vehicles. state police blamed ice and blinding snow. at least three people and a pet dog were killed, and more than 20 people injured. the accident left cars crushed between semitrailer trucks, and it took hours to remove all of the victims. a couple from scotland is going to return home from the
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united states with quite a story to tell. bob and irene mcewen were visiting relatives in pasadena, california. they were leaving the house and didn't seem to notice there was a bear standing just a few feet away. well, seconds later, irene was getting into their car when bob felt the bear rubbing up against his leg. he ran back inside the house while irene waited safely inside the locked vehicle. officials are warning neighbors to keep their eyes open for boo-boo the bear. 8:05 right now. let's get another check of the weather with mr. roker. al? >> don't leave out any picnic baskets. that would be bad. so your bucket list is to meet the "today" hosts. you guys are too young to have bucket lists. what were you telling her? >> get out her marker because we have to check this off. >> all right. and there you go. okey-doke. >> and we're not too young. we're actually three generations. >> my gosh. you're all looking good. i'll have what you're trying. >> trying to be like you. >> happy birthday.
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let's show you what we have. we're looking -- let's shuffle off to buffalo. no snow right now. we may see a few snow flurries. it's five degrees there by 6:00, up to 14. pick city, news 9, 9 news nbc denver, colorado, sunny and mild. temperatures in the upper 50s. by sunday, about 51. look at these afternoon temperatures. brutally cold here in the northeast. nice and mild out west. 60s only in florida. going to be on the chilly side. 30s throughout texas on into louis lou louisiana. schools closed from louisiana right on into texas. there you go. meeting the "today" show hosts. we're seeing offshore swells 10 to 13 feet. waves up to 30 foot plus and streaming over at, that's one of the things we're watching. also red flags for bay area hill tops to mid afternoon offshore winds elevations above 1,000
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feet. temperature wise closer to sea level not a bad day. 67, 70 morgan hill, mid-60s around san francisco, low 70s in the north bay and low 70s in pleasanton and livermore. weather. as i move toward the door. >> there you go. okay. i don't blame you. >> why is he moving toward the door? >> he's running now. ever wish your kids would let you sleep in? well, coming up next on "trending," what made one mom and dad the envy of parents everywhere. we'll fill you in on that. then at 8:16, two college friends who swapped stories and discovered they're actually sisters. and coming up, what's the next fashion? the young woman who's become a style sensation at the ripe old age of 18. but first these messages. and to also surprise them. when you come across someone that feels it the same way you do
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all right. we're back at 8:11. time for "what's trending today." we've been talking about this one, of course, justin bieber's arrest for dui and drag racing. one part of the story that was destined to go viral. >> miami police have already released bieber's mug shot. take a look at this. i don't know if i'm looking at a mug shot or a proactive commercial.
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>> well, as soon as the photo was released, it dominated twitter. here's what a reporter from buzzfeed tweeted. well, is it? i don't see it. >> get the microscope out. >> and by the way, one hockey team was able to see the big picture. the dallas stars wanted to taunt the maple leafs. so during the game the stars threw bieber's mug shot up on the jumbo tron with the caption maple leaf fan. >> well, these days, the viral story isn't truly viral unless there's a miley cyrus connection. so here's what the folks created. it's justin's mug shot morphing into miley cyrus pretty seamlessly. >> yeah. >> miley -- >> wearing an orange jump suit. >> we just talked about it. they happen. here's a note that any sleep deprived parent can relate to.
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all they wanted to do on a saturday morning was to sleep in. they left a special note for their two kids 8 and 10. writes, morning, kids, mom and dad are sleeping in this morning, do not knock and wake us up before 10:00 a.m. unless there's a real emergency. after listing a few things they could and could not do, in the meantime, samantha finishes with, we love you, see you no earlier than 10:00. >> wow. >> and their kids actually -- >> did that work? >> followed through? >> that's amazing. i'm going to try that. >> no matter how tired you are, but is there anything better than a kid at like 6:00 in the morning. >> and crawl into bed with you. >> it's nice to sleep in a little bit. >> all right. so you guys must be a little tired this morning. >> yeah. no more than normal. >> well, you stayed up late last night with andy cohen on his bravo show "watch what happens live." and i understand andy had a tough question for you. >> who smells better? matt or al? >> that's a toughy.
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well, you know what, oh, sorry. matt. >> who would win in a fight? you or natalie? >> natalie, she's such a good athlete. and i don't have the will to survive. >> you don't have the will? >> whatever. >> you're such a quitter. >> i am a total quitter. >> he's a master at crossing his legs. it's effortless, it is chic, it is manly. matt lauer, will you teach me your talent. >> yes, i will. >> teach me your secret. >> first of all, you start, get in an interview situation, your guest sits down, it's the commercial break. first thing you do is jockey for leg room. you don't want to be doing the leg room in an interview. i'll say, andy, looking forward to the interview. >> just before the interview, this is my space here. >> who's in the shower with matt lauer? matt, here's the shower cap, if you will. you will stand up and start
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taking a shower. turn the water on, everybody. and here come the people. >> you interviewed her and she volunteered to do online dating. >> martha stewart. >> she's married to bruce, i can't say his last name. she's kim kardashian's mother. >> kris jenner. >> the founder of facebook. >> mark zuckerberg. >> killed it, everybody! >> took a shower with mark zuckerberg. >> and martha stewart at the same time. >> and others. >> very eventful. >> very. >> looks like fun. >> we had a good time. tell andy thank you very much. >> that's all we could show. >> there were other stories harder for morning television. that's "what's trending today." this one plays out like a hollywood movie. ever have a friend that seems so much like you you swore you could be related? well, what if you discovered, actually, that was the case.
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college freshmen kayla and emily had a few things in common, their sense of style, love of theater and science, and the decision to trek all the way from california to louisiana to attend tulane university, their perfect school. it was at tulane they met this fall. they shared something else quite unique. they were both conceived through anonymous sperm donors from colombia, south america. hearing the story and seeing the resemblance in pictures, kayla's mom suggested the girl compare donor numbers. and lo and behold. >> sisters. >> sisters. bound by friendship, blood and destiny, mckayla just changed her facebook page and profile picture to show the world her best birthday present ever.
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>> mackayla and emily are with us this morning. sisters. does that still catch you off guard? >> definitely weird. it's crazy walking around campus calling each other sisters. >> it's one coincidence after the other. you meet online in some kind of a roommate questionnaire for tulane. and you find out you've got a little bit in common. you met at school, but you weren't best friends, right? >> we didn't know each other that well. we could be really compatible as friends, but never at the right place at the right time. we've gotten a lot closer recently. >> yeah. i had her number, which is how we ended up communicating towards winter break. >> and some of your friends noticed the resemblance and would say you guys almost like you could be related? >> yeah. i think over the summer, i posted a status about my colombia sperm donor and she messaged me and said i don't want to be crazy, but i also have a colombian sperm donor.
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wouldn't it be funny if we were sisters? >> before that, did either of you dare to think it was possible you were related? >> no. >> no. when she posted that status, i was like, that's too much coincidence. i messaged her and my family and went through all her pictures. and i was like, do we look enough alike? could we be related? >> and one of your moms said why don't you check the donor number? >> yeah, my mom over winter break. we were in the same position taking the picture and we looked a lot alike. and my mom said you should really check the donor numbers. >> just describe, emily, for me, the moment you realized the number was the same. >> i panicked. i thought she was kidding. i freaked out and i texted her, you're joking with me. and she told me she wasn't and i started running around the house screaming and telling everybody, calling people. >> and you? >> i was sitting in the dermatologist's office and it was really quiet and i wanted so bad to scream, but i just -- it
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was mind blowing. i didn't know what to do. >> you guys, as i said, you were acquaintanc acquaintances, not best friends, now you find out you're sisters. how does the relationship in real terms change overnight? >> well, i mean, this whole -- the media has picked it up and ran with it. the only interactions we get to have are like 3:00 in the morning, this person called they want an interview. we have to go here. >> we see each other multiple times a day now and a lot closer. >> was it ever awkward? i think people assume you're going to go from acquaintances to very best friends overnight. that doesn't just happen. >> yeah. >> have there been awkward moments. >> i think the first time we saw each other at first, we didn't know what to do. but since we're so compatible and we have a lot in common, i think really quickly we became best friends because that's what we would've done even if we weren't sisters. >> and i think there was a moment when we were sitting at dinner and i was like, i don't know your favorite color or anything about you. so we've been catching up.
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but i already tell her i love and it's been two weeks. >> this is not just between the two of you. you each have families. >> exactly. >> how are those families going to now react to this news? >> well, coming to new york, our families met for the first time. it's really, really cool to gain more family and -- >> they're really excited to merge. they're hanging out without us a lot. >> yeah. >> do you want to try to find out who that donor was? >> not any time soon. >> i don't have any interest. i'd like to know what he looks like but i don't have any interest in finding him. >> i knew i wanted to find him some day. and when i turned 18, i was determined to find him. but since this has happened, emily is more than i could hope for. >> one step at a time. you found each other. >> exactly. >> you two are great. >> thank you. >> let's send it over to savannah. all right, matt, thank you so much. and we are wrapping up our healthy, wealthy wise series this morning with the wisest city in america.
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traveled to a place on the forefront of creativity, a birthplace, you might say, of big ideas. >> they call it the capital of silicon valley, san jose sits in a region home to some of the biggest names in tech, apple, google, facebook and ebay. in the shadow of stanford, one of the top universities, america's tenth largest city attracts the best and brightest. more than half of all adults have a college degree. the drive to create and innovate starts early here. you won't find many textbooks at this middle school. 300 seventh and eighth graders learn math, science and english through collaborative projects. >> they have to use critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity to solve a problem that they're presented with. >> reporter: and working in teams is better preparation for the workplace. >> the students learn the same content, but they apply it.
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and so that learning goes a little deeper and it lasts a lot longer. >> it's a lot more fun, a lot more hands on. traditional schools you say, oh, here's a work sheet, everyone do the same thing. here's a project, we want you to think of a fun way and different way to do this. >> reporter: more than 6,000 technology companies make their home here, and the region attracts 40% of all venture capital money invested in the u.s. san jose is such a hub for entrepreneurship, there's a museum of innovation here. and why not? 1 out of every 8 patents issued in the u.s. comes from this region. >> sam and walter have several patents pending. >> heart damage, sign of congestion in both lungs. >> it might some day become as common as the home thermometer. >> in ten seconds. >> the pocket-sized device records blood pressure and other vital signs sending them to your smartphone. >> i don't need a smartphone to
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tell me if i'm stressed out, though. >> reporter: the couple moved here from belgium two years ago. they had no trouble finding the skilled workers they needed to take the device from dream to reality. >> there's nothing wrong about dreaming here. and if you are willing enough to work hard, find the right people, raise the right kind of money, people are very going along with you. >> the offices around skrcanadu. >> one thing it taught us is innovation comes from people. and what has made silicon valley and san jose innovative is the ability to attract the best and brightest people not just from the united states but all over the world. >> reporter: a city on the leading edge of technology. for many, makes san jose a wise choice. for "today," nbc news, san jose.
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>> and so many patents were being issued in san jose, the government has put a patent office in the san jose post office. that is a first anywhere in the country. >> wow. wise. wise place. >> wicked smart there. >> yeah. >> i know, but it works. we want to say a big thanks to our friends at the national down syndrome society. they honored the "today" show last night at their annual gala. i was there along with hoda and jenna bush hager and other members of our team to say thank you. it was really special, special night. really cool. >> very nice. coming up, style advice from an 18-year-old building a fashion empire from her bedroom. we'll meet her right after this.
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good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm peggy bunker. the super bowl of surfing is under way. take a look at these live pictures right now. this is the mavericks, of course. this is where 24 of the world's best surfers at half moon bay floating on incredible waves. they have been invited for prestigious competition. half of them competing from the bay area. the initial heat started at 8:00 this morning. championship heat at 1:30 this afternoon. today's waves could reach as high as 45 feet. taking a live look at that picture, you can see what a beautiful day it is. no traffic on the water unless you consider other surfers. >> getting to the water is an issue. peggy, we've got word from san
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mateo serving. it's really crowded here. if you don't have plans already it's sold out. maybe watch online. southbound 101 jams up towards highway 87 as you're coming through downtown. see the back-up forming. map will show you the same thing in the same direction. the rest of friday. east shore freeway jamming up around university. metering lights are on. bam to you. >> i'll have another local news update in half an hour. in the meantimev a great friday. nbc universal's coverage of the 2014 winter olympic games
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8:30 on a friday morning, the 24th of january, 2014. boy, it's heating up out there. 17 beautiful degrees in new york city as the deep freeze rolls on. >> there's more coming. >> how much longer? >> i don't know, about march. >> it's the clippers, right? >> next week, we've got another big burst of cold air coming. >> snow? >> oh, yeah.
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>> possibly for the super bowl? snow? really? >> that's what happens super bowl sunday on groundhog's day. hey, when peyton manning sees his shadow, it's six more weeks of winter. >> six more weeks of football season. we've got something cool to tell folks about. why i like "today" and it could land you right here in new york. and all you need to do is log on to our facebook page, click the like button and share your answer. a clever video, photo, comment, your choice. >> and viewers will vote for their favorite. and one lucky person will get the chance to spend a day right here behind the scenes at studio 1a. >> second prize was two days. >> fishing for compliments, so send them in. let's get a check of the weather? >> now, besides the cold, how would you like snow? >> perfect. >> i want to kind of give you what you want. we've got the future cast coming up. look at this, this clipper's going to be coming in.
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and as it does, it's going to be bringing more snow. minneapolis, today, making its way into the northeast by saturday, comes across colder air filtering in behind this thing. look at the snowfall amounts. we're talking about 6 to 9 inches of snow, central new york. some areas in central new york could see up to a foot of snow also on the leeward side of the great lakes through parts of michigan. for today, we are expecting a gorgeous day out west, plenty of sunshine, although they could use some of that rain. the pesky fog continues with air stagnation advisories in the pacific northwest. sunshine along the east coast, lake effect snow developing right now for today. from snow to surf, looking at live video at chopper over mavericks. since 8:00 this morning, streaming live at you can see flag conditions at the moment in between sets getting up to 20 feet this morning. temperatures on the coast in the 60s, swell high 13 feet. should give us waves above 30
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feet at times today. 6 for high, 70 in morgan hill, 60s in san francisco and near 70s into the north bay. "today's" countdown to sochi is brought to you by p & g, proud sponsor of moms. >> and now it's time for our countdown to sochi. with the start of the games 13 days away, our athletes are getting set to head to russia. we asked, what is your one must-have item to pack? >> hair gel. >> we've got to have hair product. >> i have a lot of hair products i definitely cannot live without because it keeps this under control. >> for me, definitely a beanie. because when you have this short of hair, your head gets cold. >> ipod. i can't really go anywhere without music. and to have it on the -- >> really into ear plugs. getting good sleep at night.
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that's the key. >> i would bring spinach, i want to be like popeye. >> my ugg boots, golden sequin sparkle boots. >> skinny jeans. definitely can't live without my skinny jeans. >> penguin. he's a good luck charm and it's nice to have something that reminds you of home. >> what are you packing? that's the question. what are you packing? >> it's a hard pack, because the weather can be 30 degrees up to 55 degrees. >> and your pink snow suit takes up so much space. >> the pink powder pants. i don't know what are you packing? >> some entertainment, plenty of movies, good -- >> are you going to check that canadian goose jacket you have? >> i'm going to travel in it. and you can join me. >> i thought you should bring board games. >> i am bringing board games. we're going to have hollywood game night. matt's going to be jane lynch. >> again? >> game night every night. >> we've got to get out and see some. >> yeah. >> the mountains should be fun. >> yeah.
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>> we're looking forward to it. and a reminder, the action for sochi begins thursday, february 6th right here on nbc. a little odd this year, the opening ceremony, actually, the next night on february 7th. two weeks from tonight, by the way. coming up next, what were you doing when you were 18? don't answer that. we'll tell you about the youtube star becoming a big player in the world of fashion. bethany mota is here. this is "today" on nbc. mota is . this is "today" on nbc. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yeah. everybody knows that. did you know there is an oldest trick in the book? what? trick number one. look-est over there.
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all right. we're back at 8:37 with a teenage mogul in the making in just a short time. bethany mota has turned her fashion and lifestyle videos on youtube to a mini empire from her bedroom. we'll talk to bethany in a minute, but first, her story. >> hey, guys. >> reporter: this is bethany
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mota, an 18-year-old internet sensation who talks everything from fashion. >> i got something i normally never buy, a hat. >> to beauty. >> i'm going to dab this on to all of my imperfections. >> to food. >> i do not like green grapes, i do not know why. >> all from the comfort of home. bethany posted her first video to youtube at 13. >> hey, guys, this is my first video. >> today, hundreds of videos later, her bethany mota channel has more than 4 million subscribers. her spinoff channel "bethany's life" that features more personal vlogs has almost 2 million. 1 million follow her on twitter and 2 million on instagram. this social media fashionista has become so popular, companies like jc penney and forever 21 have enlisted her talents for different fashion campaigns. most recently aeropostale has
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come calling, motivating shoppers inspired by bethany's style. her videos that showcase her purchases are the backbone of her popularity. but her desire to inspire is what keeps her going. >> you are amazing and perfect. >> this mini mogul has created a mini empire from her bedroom floor. >> i will talk to you guys later, bye. >> and bethany mota is here with us this morning. >> good morning to you. >> can you believe what you started when you were 13 years old in your bedroom has turned into all of this? >> no, it's totally insane. and people always ask me that and i always say i never planned on this to happen. and at the time, i was 13 years old, it was summertime, i was really bored and didn't have anything to do. and also, i had been bullied at the time. so i feel like youtube was kind of my outlet to do what i wanted and express my creativity through my content and i wasn't focused on gaining popularity, i
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wanted to have fun. >> here you were, a difficult moment, where you were getting bullied a little bit. what made you actually want to put it out there and do a video? was it a distraction? >> yeah, i guess. i felt like a lot of people close to me turned on me and a very dark time for me. it was cool i could share, you know, whatever it may be at the time, you know. it was beauty. but i was able to share my opinion with girls all around the world. and i was able to make these new friends. and it was such an incredible thing to me. and i'm so thankful that i have that relationship with girls around the word. >> for folks watching who have never seen one of your videos, how would you describe what it is that you're doing? >> well, started off as beauty. it was strictly like make-up. my first video was make-up, and now it's evolved into whatever i want to do. i feel like in the beginning, i kind of felt like i had to go with this guideline. and now i'm kind of having fun. you might see hair, you might see a diy, might see baking or like a really stupid video.
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>> do you still shoot these videos yourself? >> well, with the camera i have, it's kind of hard to film myself. i do have someone behind the camera most of the time, but editing, i like to do myself. >> let's go to the orange room. carson's got some questions from your fans. >> kristin asked, how do you come up with the ideas for your videos? >> well, okay. this is a funny thing for me a lot of people ask. i kind of like to be a sponge, in a way, i like to keep an open mind and just kind of get ideas from everything. one day i was in the grocery store and i saw raspberries and i was like, oh, i could make a lip stain out of that. and sometimes i go on blogs. and my viewers, i listen to what they have to say. >> it's so great to talk to you. congratulations on all you've done. you've designed a line for aeropostale that's cool. >> thank you so much. >> keep in touch. >> thank you. coming up, another remarkable young woman with a voice you have to hear to believe. jenna bush hager introduces us
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to the new face of jazz.
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♪ >> that sounds good. back at 8:44. the grammy awards are this weekend. and "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager caught up with one nominee whose voice is being compared to ella fitzgerald and billie holiday. >> no pressure at all. you may not know her name yet, but you soon will. she is being called the new face of jazz. i recently met up with her before a performance at the school here in new york city. ♪ i'm jumping on rainbows >> reporter: a powerful voice echoing another era.
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somebody said, you're not going to believe her voice. it doesn't sound like it comes out of a 24-year-old woman. >> people think i sound older, like i'm 40 or 50, you know. and that's great. i love that. >> reporter: a jazz singer, she's only 24 years old and already making a name for herself. so the "new york times" wrote that if anyone can extend the lineage of the big three, billie holliday, ella fitzgerald, it would be you. does that give you anxiety? >> yeah. it's an honor, very humbling to hear that. to me, they're genius singers and i only aspire to even touch the bottom of their greatness. >> growing up in miami to a haitian father and french mother, music has always been part of her life. >> i remember from a very young
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age dancing around in the room with my sister and singing along to songs with my parents -- >> what's one of your favorite jazz songs? >> sarah vonn singing "misty." like a lullaby for me, a childhood lullaby. >> so you'll sing some of it? >> okay. ♪ look at me i'm as helpless as a kitten ♪ ♪ up a tree >> amazing. it gave me chills. ♪ the whole day through >> reporter: but it wasn't until six years ago, that she decided to pursue jazz as a career. >> i just love singing so much, and i love this music so much that to me it seemed like, you
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know, at least i'll try this and see where it takes me and so far it's been great. >> it took you to the grammy's. >> her first album "woman child" is nominated for a grammy. >> i freaked out and screamed and immediately called my parents in miami. we're like, okay, we're going to go to -- what are we going to wear? >> while her talent speaks for itself, she says she has a long way to go. >> when in your career did you think, okay, i've got this. >> i don't think i got this. i still think that i have a long way to go to get to where i really want to be. >> and she says -- isn't she amazing? she says she owes all of her success to her parents' support. and on sunday, of course, they will be her date at the
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grammy's. >> great. terrific, heavenly voice. >> good of you to introduce us to her. we want to take a look at hope after despair. the progress being made in the philippines a couple of months after the island nation was devastated by a powerful storm. here's jim mesada. >> reporter: a city crushed by a 20-foot storm surge and today slowly coming back to life. the loss was enormous, more than 6,000 killed, almost 2,000 still missing. hundreds of bodies yet to be identified, and at least 1 million houses destroyed or damaged. but smiles have returned to many like reya, the new mother of a baby boy. back in november, an nbc news team met reya, then eight months pregnant. >> is it looking less dark than it did before? >> i know some day it will improve. and i can -- i can take care of
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my baby. >> reporter: but recovery can take years. >> it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: secretary of interior has run relief operations here since day one. he says conditions have only slightly improved from critical to serious. >> i think we're out of the intensive care unit and we're now in a regular hospital room going through the rehabilitation. >> reporter: aid organizations have sent tons of food and warm blankets. schools have reopened, often inside donated tents. while a cash for work program has put crucial dollars in the pockets of some whose livelihoods were washed away. but many of the poor, have seen no change, no jobs and only one way to survive. and they pray that the world will not forget.
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jim mesada, nbc news, philippin philippines. >> and our thoughts and prayers are with people there. this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back at 8:51 with how you can have style on a budget.
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they are all editors at "in style" magazine, which means they're good at shopping. ladies, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you've got gorgeous models in their shapewear, but not for long. amy, can you really find a good outfit for under $100? something that we might see "in style"? >> absolutely. with all the fashion and online shopping, it's never been easier to find an amazing steal. >> let's start getting katelyn dressed. looks like monochromatic here. >> exactly. i've been in the winter white look. my motto is white is the new black. super chic, so easy to pull off. and really this skirt is only $59.99. and you can see it's a very flattering a-line cut, easy for anyone to pull off. it's also slightly heavier fabric which is a key consideration in the winter because you don't want to go out into the polar vortex wearing a cotton t-shirt.
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look for chunky knit like this one we found from h & m. >> you wear black to try to, you know, figure flatter. >> right. >> is that a smith? >> it's a little bit of a myth in the sense that anyone can wear that look. monochromatic is always going to be flattering. if you feel self-conscious, you can wear dark pant and white jacket. >> thank you so much. let's move on over to isabelle. what did you look for? >> well, i was very much interested in the varsity look, which is traditionally very cozy, classic, good for polar vortex. and we're going to start with the cords. i'm going to help her get dressed. you can always do something in a khaki, it's more casual. i love these, these are lauren conrad from kohl's for $22. it's instantly going to dress up the look. >> yeah. velvety? they kind of look like it. >> it's a narrow cord. so that's -- it has a slimming
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effect because the thicker the cord, the thicker the effect. and then we have a button down, a crisp button down, something to echo the preppiness of the vibe. >> yeah. >> and then as she buttons that up and tucks it in -- this is so challenging. >> i know. it's even more challenging for her. >> it's all under $100. the shirt is $24 from old navy. and then we have this great varsity jacket, which does have sort of retro connotations. it's $32. what you want to do is look for fabrication that's a little bit more modern. so in this case, leather like trim, shiny integration. >> this varsity, look, literally like a varsity jacket? >> yeah, so traditionally this would be a very casual look, but as you can see sort of with the way we have it but it's a little bit more fallish, you can wear this to the office. these are from kohl's and you've got a nice polished look. >> super cute, thank you. we'll leave you two. good job.
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now you're kind of doing a day tonight thing, i think. >> i am. i have a lot of tricks going on here. my trend i love is crop top. you know, might sound a little bit scary. >> for some of us. >> but if kerry washington can pull one off at the s.a.g. awards, anyone can do it. i found this dress it's $40. and what i love about it, it's great for evening. >> that's a very versatile dress. looks good just alone. >> only just $40. we're going to put the crop top over the dress. >> no bare mid drift. >> no, that's the key. pair it with something high-waisted like this and it will look very flattering. >> all right. >> and we're going to put boots on. i'm going to help her get into the boots. >> oh, yeah. i love those boots. okay. we'll have you stand up we have
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a few seconds left. you can stand on one. ladies, thank you so much. all of these are great, all of them good morning, everyone, 8:56, i'm scott mcgrew, we're hand hour into the mavericks surfing competition. 24 of the world's best surfers in tound expecting to take on waves that will reach 45 feet. i saw you, you had it on the weather wall? >> yeah, we've been watching it.
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we have seen some up to about 30 feet so far. temperatures today near 68 degrees in san jose. and around text, numbers in the mid to upper 60s. more local news coming your way in 30 minutes.
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from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales and willie geist live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this friday morning, january 24th, 2014. do not adjust your set. the three of us are seated here together. >> we missed you. >> gathered all over the place. we'll explain in a few minutes. >> yeah. >> i go away yesterday for one day and bieber goes and gets himself arrested again. >> see what happens. >> the mug shot is out. he was charged with resisting arrest, dui, and driving with an expired license. >> i bet he looks different when he's doing that. >> yeah, took a happy head-on shot. miami police say bieber was drag
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racing in a residential neighborhood going about 60 in a 30-mile-an-hour zone. bieber spent several hours in jail and walked out to a waiting suv where he climbed out on top to wave to the crowd. >> this i don't get. >> kind of a michael jackson kind of move. and in his arrest report, uncooperative, repeatedly cursing at police, at one point saying what the beep did i do? why did you stop me? and we can laugh about this. but, again, it's a sad spectacle of a kid with so much talent and nobody around him to say no. >> yeah. >> and this is what happens. >> yeah. >> not to mention what he was doing. and he's done this before. remember in his california neighborhood, he was drag racing all the time, the neighbors had to call the cops. >> and the allegations from the neighbor that he threw eggs at his house and caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. he seems to be spiralling out of control. >> hanging out with people, drugs in his house.
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>> he's 19 years old, and clearly surrounded by people who are not making good choices. >> yes. >> and he's not making good choices. he needs somebody to get in there and just knock him straight. >> think about where you were at 19. >> yeah. >> but you had your folks. >> that's right. >> i had my parents. >> right. >> this kid. i guess his dad allegedly was there to help him after the fact in florida. >> i don't know what he was doing there. >> where he'd been before that. >> there's a big part of me that says he's 19 years old, i was an idiot when i was 19 years old. >> but you didn't have millions of dollars. >> i didn't have a lamborghini, that's for sure. >> i had a '64 dodge dart. >> i had an '84 -- >> i don't think the police would pull you over even if you were going 60 miles per hour. >> the push button automatic transmission was stuck in third. sorry. >> i would have the lamest drag race ever. me in my '84 jeep, going about 4 miles an hour. >> and of course, the late night
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comics had a field day. check out david letterman, his top ten list. >> headlines you might be seeing about justin bieber in the near future for tonight's top ten list. let's open it up now. number five, jury enters third day of belieberations. number three, bieber/kardashian finalize divorce. number two, mayor rob ford names bieber chief of police. and the number one justin bieber headline we're likely to read, justin tweets photo of his bieber. >> i like number two. >> number two. >> by the way, bieber's attorney roy black has asked can you name a justin bieber song? and he says i will have to take the fifth on that. he's his lawyer not a belieber. >> hopefully there's a wake-up call for him. >> i hope so. >> he's had a lot of them. >> a lot of people saying maybe
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it's time for rehab. and i think you hope because he's a tam ented kid. he is still a kid. and he needs the right people around him right now. >> don't you feel the young stars go through this stage. >> we saw britney. >> britney spears. and look at her now. she's done an incredible job of righting her wrongs. >> and some avoid it altogether. >> yeah. exactly. >> he's got time. >> it's what happens when sometimes too much fame, all too much at once. did you see this magazine cover with hillary clinton? >> love this cover. >> cool-looking cover. >> featuring hillary clinton, the title "planet hillary" about her gravitational pull on the 2016 election, essentially saying everything sort of revolves around her. reaction range from, quote, deeply weird to unflattering and creepy at best. those are some responses. >> she didn't like, though. >> no, it's not flattering. i guess the point, it's not a flattering photograph. the cover has become an instant
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hit online. how about "gravity," let's see the "gravity." >> all right. well -- >> go right to "goodnight moon." >> there. >> there's gravity. >> there it is. >> a lot of people take offense to it. they say why not just put a nice picture of her on the cover as they have with other male politicians. >> this is much more eye catching. and we're all talking about it. >> there'll be more in the years to come. i love this story. missouri first grader has shaved off all of his hair to support his friend with leukemia. vicinity butterfield is 7 years old, did it in honor of his buddy zach a friend with leukemia. the youngster was diagnosed last summer. vincent said i didn't want him to feel like the only one without hair. vincent's dad, by the way, also shaved his head in support. >> they look really cool. >> they do. >> roker look.
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>> roker. >> they're rokering. >> good heads. >> can you believe it's been 30 years now since the first mac computer came out? >> i feel so old. >> 1984. steve jobs. >> remember the commercial? >> reporter: for the mac? yeah. >> anniversary of that was yesterday, big super bowl commercial. steve jobs made the first speech introducing the mac january 21st. >> got the bow tie, then went to the mock turtle neck later. the macintosh price almost $2,400. >> there was a floppy disk drive and everything. that was such a pain when you had to copy things and carry your floppies everywhere. >> that's right. yeah. yeah. >> yeah. so much better when it went to a hard drive. you almost did a danny thomas. >> lingers for three seconds.
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macintosh's original weight was 13 pounds. >> compare that to the iphone, less than 4 ounces. >> that is incredible. so we asked online -- >> you guys. >> what? >> what are you talking about? you're the one that said it? >> i know, but i didn't think that way. >> when are we getting the dark natalie? the little icon that comes up. >> natalie, of course, is wonderful, she's a great mom, a terrific journalist. >> the dark side. >> then there's a dark natalie that pops up now and then. you never know when. >> it's all in innocent fun. i said you had to carry the floppies everywhere. and you guys naturally go that way. >> we were trying to talk about hardware and software and you brought it to a dark place. >> are we still talking about the mac? >> we asked you to tweet in before the sho shoshow show #withoutmycomputer. katherine meredith said i
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wouldn't have met my husband without my computer. met online. amy says i'd go back to writing stories in three subject notebook. >> put it in your trapper keeper. >> liz says my whole career revolves around my computer, i would be lost without it. >> so many people nowadays are no longer using their computers because the ipads and iphones do everything that a computer almost does. >> doing it all. >> we're evolving. >> we mentioned a little bit we've been in and out the last few days. we haven't all been here together. >> you going to name drop now? this is what you like to do? >> this is what we call name droppers. >> i didn't know we named the segment. >> just named the segment. >> #namedroppers. >> al, start with your name drop. >> well, i didn't -- >> he dropped your name. >> i got a tweet from harry connick, jr. it says, it would be so cool if @alroker could tell me what's happening in my neck.
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so i'm going to do a tracheotomy. >> has the biopsy come back? >> i think he means my neck of the woods but that's more than 140 characters. >> cut it off right there. >> but it's in his neck. >> and i said, it would be really cool if @harryconnick would come sing to me. >> there we go. >> have him sitting here. >> you know what i'd love? harry connick and dark natalie. that would be -- >> dark hair. >> oh, yeah. that's a louisiana guarantee. weird stuff going on up there. how about you? >> come on, harry. >> i wasn't here, i was in jackson, mississippi. chadwick bosman, he's playing james brown. the producer of the film is one mick jagger.
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so went down to jackson, had a sit-down interview you'll see with mick next week. >> cool. did he teach you the moves? >> i've been moving his moves for about 30 years. i like to jag. i can do a little chair. it's all up in there. >> it's in there? >> wet your lips and stick you up in a mirror and see how long you stay up there. throw in sandra burnhart for good measure. >> i'm telling you, though, this movie's going to be incredible. >> when does it come out? >> august. >> i can't wait for the soundtrack. >> oh, you've got to see chadwick bosman, he learned all the moves, how to do the split, singing like james brown, looks like james brown. this will be a huge movie. >> and mick owns the rights to his music? >> yeah. they got together with brian graizer and put this movie together.
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>> can you top that? >> maybe. well, i see your mick and your harry and i raise you a barbara. >> oh. >> the one and only. >> what is she doing? >> barbara was trying to style me. getting up close and personal all for a good cause. we'll tell you more coming up in february. she's amazing. and she is the producer, director, everything. she's in everything. incredible. that explains where we've all been. >> and now we're back together. >> and then it's the weekend. how will you survive? >> yes. >> without us for two days. i don't think it's possible. >> it's going to be cold out there. >> hopefully everybody's dvring this. when you feel that emptiness in your weekend, your life, go back and watch this. >> feel the glow. >> the warmth. >> and everybody gather around your big screen tv and feel the warmth because, man, has it been cold? look at this 24-hour temperature
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change. houston, 25 degrees colder now than it was 24 hours ago. 13 degrees in memphis, that's a 13-degree drop. atlanta, a 14-degree drop, charlotte, 13-degree drop. and we've got more cold air coming, friends, jet stream takes a big dip, another clipper reinforces it. so by monday into tuesday, the arctic express is back, it is a mess. and we're looking at an icy mess from houston all the way into louisiana and parts of mississippi. here's what's going on. this is the blue line, that's the freezing line. and so you can see all what's going on right now. and we are going to be looking at a real mess. sleet and freezing rain, rain falling into ice pellets, accumulating on the ground. plus, freezing rain as falls on the shallow surface and makes dangerous travel on the roads. a lot of roads closed in the houston area, 400 flights at least canceled in the houston,
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pretty nice view here from our video wall. mavericks under way at half moon bay. some setting are up to 30 so far this morning. that shows you the high surf advisory and all of the ingredients coming off of the coast this morning. and some breakers even away from mavericks today getting up to 20 feet so watch out for that if you're going up to the coast. mid 60s in san francisco, near 70 in napa, and low 70s around the tri-valley. so far, there have been 33,000 airline cancellations, flight cancellations. that's more than january 2012/2013 combined. and we still have a week to go. >> been a nightmare. >> and there's more coming. >> yeah. >> maybe super bowl we're talking. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. no, really. >> that could be -- yeah. this is what happens when you put the super bowl on
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groundhog's day. >> oh. >> that's right. just not right. >> worlds collide. >> all right, al, thanks. who will be the big winners at sunday's grammy's? and if your kids love the movie "frozen," get ready to see more of it and [ female announcer ] skin looking tired? wake it up with olay regenerist. formulated with a skin energizing complex, it penetrates 10 layers of the skin's surface. because energized skin is younger looking skin. ♪
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>> you got the most votes, doesn't mean -- >> doesn't mean -- i didn't win a grammy and i'm not winning a grammy any time soon. >> no, you're certainly not. >> let's get to this list. let's talk about grammys and what's coming up. obviously, so many people nominated, so many different categories, what can we expect? >> well, it's going to be very tight races, album of the year in particular. nobody can discount the sheer force of nature that is taylor swift. at the same time, we have macklemore and lewis. there could be an upset like rk fire won a few years ago. i think few people expected that. kendrick lemar is an album i love. that's a tight category. >> i wouldn't put you down as a big kendrick lemar fan. still on the topic of music, one direction, making a guest appearance on an iconic television show. let's check it out. ♪ this letter's "u"
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♪ you know it's true >> my kids are going to go nuts. >> it's great. i love this. >> i know, well, "sesame street" has a long history of super cool musical guests from ray charles, paul simon. i would not quite put one direction in that league, but i think it's very cool they're doing the show. and giving a good message to kids to be youthful not just beautiful. it's about youthfulness. >> we want to go to "ellen" now. ellen degeneres taking a sick day. tweeted out, tomorrow i get to do something i've always wanted to do, watch my show. i'm sick with the flu but ellie kemper is subing for me. >> she knocked it out of the
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park, right? >> yeah. it's great ellen's taking risks for the oscars. we want her to be healthy for that. that's important. let's go to "frozen," a movie that exploded. every kid in the country is in love with this movie and also with the soundtrack. now they're coming out with a sort of sing along. check out a clip. ♪ let it go let it go ♪ ♪ then i'll rise like the great unknown ♪ >> i love this. so there's going to be a sing along version in the movies, right? >> yeah, this is my 6-year-old daughter's favorite news of the week, possibly the year. in 1,000 theaters on january 31st, people will have an opportunity to sing along, off-key or on-key with these songs. >> are you going to be singing? >> i'm there. >> my daughter and her freshman class are all singing. you walk the halls, you hear it.
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>> my 4-year-old son is singing all the songs, too. what theater are going to be singing in? >> wow. >> don't worry. disney's always making a broadway show. >> that's right. early stages of development right now. >> fantastic. i can't wait. thanks so much. >> thank you for having me. >> and coming up next, i'll get you caught up on the news you need before you start your weekend. >> and you know the extra socks you've got in your drawer, we're going to grab them and show you great household [ female announcer ] when you're serious about fighting wrinkles,
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>> ron, thanks for the warning about the traffic jam on the water. over the water, the pay bridge toll plaza has a back up. we'll look at the map as we show a slower drive for the northbound routes through the south bay. earlier crashes have cleared lanes and slow as well. along the peninsula, not here, but getting over to mavericks, if you're not planning on being in the area, watch it online. >> thank you, another local news update for you in half an hour. see you then. [son] she has no idea. [man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams]
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♪ welcome back on this friday morning, january 24th, 2014. i'm willie along with natalie and al. weather still the big story, al. >> and it'll continue, unfortunately, right into next week. for tomorrow, look for windy conditions across the great lakes, snow moving into the northeast. looking at generally 3 to 6 inches. where did you guys go? >> we're doing our thing. >> there was a little certain odor over there. >> what? >> dark natalie's back. >> all right. anyway. we're going to have mild conditions out west, pesky fog and air stagnation continues in the pacific northwest, continuing into sunday, frigid across the plains into new england. more lake-effect snow hanging around, sunny and warm in the southwest into southern california. and we so desperately need precipitation there. sunshine cool in the southeast,
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mid-atlantic states, few showers in the panhandle of florida and we continue to watch the high surf advisory on the coast today as waves breaking around mavericks. you can watch live on temperatures nice, high clouds going on by. 68 in san jose, mid 60s closer to san francisco and into the north bay 70 in napa. low 70s around the tri-valley. these numbers by the way may be approaching mid 70s by next tuesday and wednesday. >> and that -- it's really like a whole crazy thing going on right now. let's go back over to you guys. >> it is complete chaos in here. al, thanks so much. finally, a reason to keep all those extra unmatched socks you've got piled up in the laundry room. >> clever uses for everyday items. and here to show us how to pull
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triple duty around the house is tara. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> we start with those orphan socks, and you say a good use is to actually help move furniture. >> you're pregnant -- >> i am. i'm going to let you guys do the heavy sliding. if you put a few fuzzy socks on the bottom of your furniture legs, you can glide the piece instead of picking it up. you want to give it a try? >> heave. >> it's as easy as that. and make sure you take them off before company comes later. >> good thought. >> next, soothing sore muscles. >> we'll make a homemade heating pad, something i'm sure a lot of people could use. we're going to take a stretchy sock and leave a couple started here. we're going to fill it with uncooked rice, use a funnel and scooper, and add some essential oil or dried lavender if you want to make it nice and relaxing. and then you tie it in a knot. you pop it in the microwave and you're going to heat it in 20-second increments until it's
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warm and kick back and relax on the couch. >> that's a great idea. >> works wonderfully. you're going to fill it up with rice and that will keep it hot. >> how about keeping the car dry. >> you've got this wet umbrella, i throw it on the floor and before i know it, there's a puddle. take a sock, something super absorbent and put it in there and create a sleeve, that will keep everything nice and dry, roll it up after, keep it in your glove box for another rainy day. >> good idea. how about coffee filters? >> well, they have tons of perks. and this one, a lot of us think about how we wash them, what utensils we use, but how you store them is just as important. we're recommending you take a couple coffee filters and flatten them between pots and pans as you stack, and that will prevent dings and dents. >> next one is to clean glass. >> they're also good for cleaning for glass mirrors, even eyeglasses, and it's because unlike paper towels and tissues,
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even some cleaning cloths, they don't leave behind lint. nice, really -- >> leaving you with shine. >> okay. >> blotting away oil. >> not all shine is great, as we know, especially when it comes to your face. so we've cut these coffee filters into 2-inch wide strips to blot away oil. this is a cheap solution. you can throw it in your bag, just a little blotting. >> getting a lot of make-up. okay. good idea there. >> sorry, sponges. >> sponges. so they absorb so much moisture. we're going to harness that benefit to help hydrate your house plants. take a sponge, trim it to the sides of your pot, toss it in the bottom and top it with some soil. your plant like you normally would. and if you forget to water it one day or two like i normally do, hopefully it'll keep it healthy and hydrated.
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we've turned sponges into an ice pack, saturate them with water, throw them in the freezer overnight and then they come out nice and frozen, something you can put in your kids' lunch, nice, quick solution, ease bump and is bruises with it. and if they forget it on the lunch table, it'll only cost you 50 cents. >> and you can clean up, too. >> i hate a pedicure smudge more than anything. >> if you take a sponge and cut it length wise and you make toe separators you can use and alexandra has been putting them to the test. they're working. and if you need to freshen up, throw them in the top rack of your dishwasher. >> great uses for everyday items. >> thanks. coming up next, the itching, scratching, scaling, you've tried everything to soothe your
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chapped lips, cracked feet, rough, scaly skin. isn't winter great? >> no matter how much lotion you slather on, never seems to be enough. here to help us protect and repair our dry skin, good to see you guys. >> hi. great to be here. >> when you think about it, i guess it makes sense that our skin dries out in the wintertime. >> the lack of humidity in the air, as everybody knows, during the wintertime. it's not simply cosmetic, it's a matter of if you keep scratching, you can get infections. it's not just cosmetic. it's very uncomfortable and it's a real issue. >> let's start head to toe. and we've got products to help us. start off with the morning shower and the dos and don'ts. >> if you take a long, hot shower and use harsh soaps, that's going to strip your oils. we like to recommend short showers under ten minutes, warm water and use a moisturizing
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body wash like dial, they have one with greek yogurt in it. and the proteins are nourishing and hydrating for your skin. >> and put some fruit with it, you can eat it. just kidding. >> and then also the ave ereno n relief. these are the lotions that will help you. >> that's one of my favorites. i had my patients put that on their hands and feet, as well. and that works very, very well. >> it's good for the dry, itchy patches, as well. >> absolutely. what about nighttime? >> basically, you want to slather your skin with creams and creams are thicker than lotions. lotions have more water, creams have less water. and creams will moisturize better. it's a lot of cream at night. and then it's sleeping with the humidifier in your bedroom, al. really important. >> let's talk about hands and cuticles. they get chapped, as well. and they're exposed all the time. >> right. >> to the elements. what do you recommend for product? >> it's important to keep applying hand cream throughout the day because you're always
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washing your hands. and i recommend a product you'll use regularly, i'm obsessed with this travel-sized hand cream, it has 20% shay butter in it and it absorbs quickly and you can get back to texting and get on your computer. >> and less hand sanitizer. it dries you out. >> alcohol. >> yeah. exactly. you want to wash your hands a lot and moisturize. and no picking at the cuticles. >> how about your lips? >> okay. so lip licking, you can't do. you absolutely can't do. and less cinnamon if your lips are destroyed. cinnamon really irritates your lips. >> good point. with your lip balm, people keep applying more and more, but sometimes it can irritate your skin. pick something that's mild. we really love the aquafor. it also has sunscreen in it. spf-30. which i know you love because we're still getting uv radiation outside. >> what if your lips are already chapped?
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can you do anything to repair the damage? >> yeah. put a ton of an aquaphor on at night before you go to bed, sleep with the humidifier and like i said, none of the irritants. >> my mom -- always before we went out -- would slick us down with vaseline. is that a go-to? >> it does protect your skin. your mother was right. your mother was right. >> that's a great tip for your feet, too. >> absolutely. >> wear socks to bed, wake up with those baby soft feet. >> and that's one of my favorites, as well, wearing your socks to bed. >> keeps you warmer. >> all right. yeah. exactly. >> thank you so much. and coming up, all this information is still on >> we'll take a look -- willie's already snuck his way in for a taste of the scottos' home cooking. they'll give us easy healthy dishes. would look like john stamos wow! wow!
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easy meal ideas for your family this weekend, look no further than our lovely family of italian cooking, the first family of italian cooking. >> that's right. they are lightening things up today. >> we've got fresco by scotto. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is our winter salad. >> yes. >> so healthy, kale is in there, green lettuce, and we serve it at the restaurant. so that's how we begin our healthy meal. >> that's beautiful. >> here and at the restaurant. >> let's get into the pasta. >> now we're doing broccoli. broccoli and whole wheat spaghetti, start with garlic. and basically italian food is very healthy because everything the base is olive oil. but here, i am putting anchovies. you put it in the pan and it dissolves. but don't worry, don't worry, it
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dissolves. >> don't worry. >> gives it a great taste. >> in goes the broccoli. >> you want to help me with that spaghetti? >> of course i do. right in? >> okay. we put the spaghetti, grated cheese, top it off with the nuts. and who's better than you? nobody. >> very nice. all right, we've got chicken quinoa. >> it's like a super food. you and i have been good at losing weight. have we lost weight? really good at losing weight, staying fit, going after it. quinoa is supposed to be that super going after it food. >> exactly. >> what we've done is a chicken breast. taking a 6-ounce chicken breast, cut it, open it up and slice it in half. >> very nice. >> it's already been done for you. here's your quinoa. we're going to add carrots, celery, radish, perfect. >> scallions. >> little scallions, sorry.
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>> take a little salt and pepper and a little red wine vinaigrette. you're going to love this. we do this with everything at fresco. we're going to put it on top of this, add a little bit of this, little salad, and we are golden. >> boom. >> done. >> so this is actually called zupa inglese, and translation, english soup and it's neither of the two. and it would normally be like a heavy custard, but we're lightening it up with some low-fat greek yogurt. >> oh. >> and we're adding it to our triple cream cheese. and we're going to get this going, and we'll add a little honey and vanilla. vanilla. and then just a little bit of
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cinnamon. >> okay. >> and so, natalie, thank you for helping me. you're going to start to build there. >> i am. >> and what we have is store bought pound cake. you can get light pound cake. and we put a little bit of our mixture on top. >> can you use angel food cake for that? >> you can. and fresh berries. and at the end, we top it off with a little drizzle of honey. >> that looks delicious. >> and isn't that nice? it's not exactly low calorie, but we've lightened it up a little bit. >> this is gorgeous. >> when you do a professional job. >> the honey, just to top it off. and what's nice is you could make it ahead of time, put it in the refrigerator, serve it whenever you'd like. >> low-fat yogurt, it is not low fat, right? >> it is not. >> but it is lower fat than all -- >> wow. wow. >> all right. yeah. >> right on. >> bring that to sochi.
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you're going to make a lot of friends. >> we love you, scottos. the recipes on also survival trips when traveling abroad. >> don't trust anybody. >> trust no one.
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yeah. >> lester holt and erica hill are here with a look at this weekend on "today." >> we're delving into a very important question. what does the type of phone you have say about you? >> phone or phones. some of us carry -- >> i go with both. smartphone, iphone, blackberries, android, maybe an old-school flip phone like one of my fathers-in-law.
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i don't know, sometimes people give me flak about this. >> whoa. >> i think it says i believe in tradition. >> right. >> gordon gekko on the beach. >> i was carrying the blackberry until a couple of months ago and people were dissing me. >> well, jenna tweeted a picture last weekend of all of our phones on the desk. said it was a little ridiculous, we all had a couple of phones out there. and i have the -- everybody else has two blackberries i had a blackberry and iphone. i caught a lot of flak for that. >> some don't think the blackberry will work as well. we'll
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good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. the bart police officer that died in the line of duty died from a single bullet wound to the chest. he was the first bart police
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officer killed while on the job. investigators say he was shot by a fellow officer during a pro bags search in dublin on tuesday. the bullet struck smith in one of the areas not protected by his bullet proof vest. the teen convicted of multiple crimes including stealing a celebrities car, he tried to shoot and kill the boyfriend of a girl he liked. that led to an investigation of a storage locker. that's why they found the stolen car and several fake ids. let's check the church this morning. we have seen some waves, 20 to 30 feet out at mavericks. up and down the coast today, high surf advisory, and a red flag warning in our hill tops through mid afternoon elevations
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above 1,000 feet. temperatures today pretty pleasant, 68 in san jose, mid 60s closer to san francisco and into the north bay today breezy and dry. 71 degrees. we're looking over here at an easier drive across the bay bridge as well. only a pause for the cash payers to the right, everybody else getting through without any problem. the approach has simmered down as well. we have early problems and now it's back up to the 40s and 50s. north 101 approaching that lower deck, that's a slow drive. just folks getting into the city right now. san mateo bridge has some haze, no problems on the peninsula. .
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> we made it to the end of the week you guys. it is try day friday, january 24th, 2014. me and you girl. >> not we. >> did it kind of fly a little? >> it flew in a great way. i had a lot of fun. >> it's a fun show. >> it sure is. >> we should point out it is friday, people are normally in a good mood. here's something you should try today, january 249s according to sources is national compliment day. >> you're supposed to give five people a compliment today. >> yes. >> i'm going to start with you.
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>> okay. go ahead. >> start our day off right. >> yes. >> hoda, if you guys don't know this, is nice to every single person she meets. >> oh. >> it's such a good -- somebody over there laugh like you don't believe us? >> everybody was like -- >> she is. >> i'm hearing joanne. >> that is so rude. i was going to give you a compliment. forget it. next was going to be you. >> here's jenna's compliment. you guys know jenna, obviously, from being on this show. jenna is exactly the way she is on the show, the way she is when she arrives in the makeup room, the way she speaks to everyone. you are identical. >> i was going to say, some people may like that. >> what's funny, i was reading this book a long time ago called "living, loving and learning" and they always talk about if you say something nice to somebody you feel better. i was in a mall and i said, i'm going to -- when i feel something. sometimes you like someone's outfit but walk by -- >> yeah. >> i walked up to somebody at the ice cream thing.
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i want to tell you something, you have the most incredible -- i have to tell you weirdly i felt so good. never forget it. must have been 15 years ago when i did that. >> my mom used to say when we were little if we had something nice to say about something, you're never going to regret it. why would you regret telling somebody the way you feel when it's good. >> compliment. >> go out find your five people. make one of them a stranger. >> i think it's better when they're a stranger. >> somebody is going to be shocked when hoda comes up and like -- i love you. >> i do that anyway. >> that's true. >> a new trend in insurance, all right. so people are getting married and they are getting what is called altar insurance. so just in case. >> just in case. first of all if there's bad weather or obvious cancellations because of illness or whatever. that's one realm of it. >> right. >> the other realm of it. >> change of heart. >> cold feet. >> change of heart insurance. we know that movie "runaway bride" with julia roberts. >> i love it. let's watch a little.
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>> please, no cameras now. could we hold off photos until the end of the ceremony, thank you. >> oh. >> we are gathered here today -- >> no. >> where is she going? >> don't. >> lock the door! the doors! >> lock the doors! >> i love that movie. >> i know. it's so much fun. but yes, so how would you feel, do you think, if you were left on the aisle? >> if i was left at the altar i would be very upset but it would be weirder if me and my fiance were planning our wedding and do you have insurance, the kind in case someone panics at the last second? i think that would be a terrible, terrible feeling. >> if you're talking about buying the change of heart insurance, my advice. >> yeah. >> don't get paired. >> don't get married. >> marriage is for a long time. if you already know before you have to walk down the aisle. >> did you have cold feet before you walked down? >> i did not have cold feet at all. i also dated henry for five years. >> you knew him well. >> i dated him while he was in business and i was in latin
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america. we had long distance, lived close to each other. >> he knew -- >> you knew it. >> he told me he loved me after like three months. >> he did? did you reciprocate right away. >> oh, yeah right away. >> you did? >> i love you too. don't you want to get married. >> you did that after three months? >> i was like 12 -- not really. 24. but still, young. >> yeah. >> i said don't you want to get married? the poor guy was like -- >> you know what's funny, i do think cold feet is one thing and then real jitters or really when something is wrong, because i've known a lot of people whose marriages haven't lasted and you remember right when you're getting ready to walk down the aisle you have a weird feeling. >> yeah. >> it's beyond cold feet. >> it's not nervousness. it's something -- everything is already in motion. you're like oh, my god -- >> you feel bad for the family that's flown there. did you have that feeling? >> you know what? i did. i had a sort of like i knew before, i think, but i kept -- you know, if you're an optimist
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you can write things off as i'm just nervous. but if you really were to examine it and think about your life white make you -- >> look back and think. >> i'm really depressed. >> happy friday. >> so anyway f you broke up in january with your loved one you're like a lot of people. everyone breaks up in january. >> it's so true. you know why? christmas is over. the holidays are done, you've gotten over the person and you've already gone -- >> some of you just want a date for new year's eve and it's over, good-bye. >> before valentine's get there. you don't have to buy another present. >> that's so bad what you just said. a valentine's present is chocolate. >> roses. those things can be kind of expensive. >> anyway, your family has gotten to know your loved ones and sometimes over the holidays you get to know it, so that is the end of that. >> breakup to -- >> breakup for people. but here's the truth, they say when there is a breakup, they say that men have a much more difficult time with a breakup than women do. i'm not sure if it's because
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women are more sensitive and probably felt that it was coming so it's not such a shock. >> yeah. >> guys apparently when you break up with them are totally blown away because they thought everything -- >> totally shocked? >> yeah. i think they overestimate how into them they think we are. >> yeah. exactly. >> they're like wait, i thought everything was perfect? you're like, no, no, we're not connecting in the least. >> that's true. although i will say i have had friends that have been devastated by breakups. outwardly. women much more show their emotions. i've had friends literally that have not been able to go to work or if they go to work they've cried when they're there. men are so -- they're sometimes scared to trust their emotions. even though they could be broken on the inside they have the smile on the outside. >> they're much better at faking it. >> exactly. >> it can be devastating. i mean when you -- >> get your heart broken. who was the first boy that broke your heart? >> i'm not thinking of the first boy but one that happened and it was like a weird thing because i've never said to somebody, choose me. >> yeah. and you said it?
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>> i said it. i've never done it in my life and i said it. >> that is an amazing soap opera. >> he did not. >> he didn't choose you. >> it was so hard to be that girl and to say, look, just pick me and here are the reasons. it's such a weird -- it's so not my nature do that and i did it. >> and now he's sitting somewhere in middle america kicking himself in the shin. look at this body. you're missing out, my man. whoever you are. >> oh, yes. all right. just -- wait. there was a good social cue thing that "the new york times" did. >> yes. >> i love phil's column. >> it's amazing. >> this one was if a friend of yours -- i guess this girl had a friend and her friend hadn't had a romantic relationship, 20 years old and dressed kind of sl sluby i guess and asking phil can i help her? >> let me make you over. >> let me make you over. >> and phil said -- >> no. >> what do you think? >> have you ever made over a friend? >> i haven't ever made over a friend because i'm usually the one they're like hey, but if --
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but the way i would do it if i did it, i would buy the friend a dress. >> yeah. >> i would say oh, my god. >> this looks amazing on you. >> i found this dress, i thought you would look great on it. want to try it on. >> or suddenly goy to a great hairdresser, come with me, let's make it a girl day. >> are you offended if someone says to you, jenna, i was thinking this might be -- maybe you should -- >> social media is a crazy thing because even just now, i read somebody say -- >> what did they say? >> you need better undergarments. >> i'm not sure if that meant things were hanging low or is things were hanging out. >> oozing over. >> or over or where i was oozing exactly. >> people -- were you self-conscious after that? >> maybe a little late because i was squeezing into this undergarment. you know -- >> people do tell you everything. >> oh, my gosh. >> on twitter. it's a little embarrassing sometimes. >> i read some tweets this week. >> got some good ones. >> i looked marvelous, which
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thank you. i mean it was a compliment. >> i looked marvelous and not to worry i would lose those extra pounds once i started chasing mila around. this is the thing. i feel like i've lost most of the extra pounds but maybe i have more to lose. >> people say everything. >> and i actually don't find it offensive. >> i don't either. >> i really don't. >> laugh about it. >> the woman was so sweet. she said i looked marvelous. >> and then you stopped reading. >> all right. we're going to real quick, the bras do this every year, they ask for donated jejly worn bras because bras are extensive. >> yes. >> if you're trying to get out into the working world there's a domestic violence shelter. >> a lot donate clothes but forget to donate gently used bras. >> the national network to end domestic violence is raising funds and they're collecting bras. go to for more info. >> we have a little soma great. >> fail. >> epic failure. >> don't you hate when people tweet that.
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epic failure. i stumbled. got to go to johnson's baby of the week. this week, we are doing a very special winter edition of johnson's baby of the week with babies up to a year old and the cutest cold weather outfits. first one is hudson nolan jefferys. born in cleveland, ohio, june 14th. this picture was taken on the day he got to touch snow for the first time. his parents jennifer and michael say their son has already learned to flirt with the big blue eyes. >> and now on to baby born in royal oak, michigan. brooklyn marie carmichael about to celebrate her first birthday. her parents say their 5-year-old son brennan is already an amazing big brother and their daughter is the happiest baby in the world. >> next is little boy born in little rock, arkansas, named call leb rock allen. his name follows the tradition in the family. his parents names have five letters each in the first, middle and last name. >> our final baby johnson of the week is elliott alexander ellis.
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born in minnesota. on october 18th. hope i got that right. >> edina. >> okay. mom missy says he's a great baby. already sleeping through the night. can't believe he did that. she says his picture was taken the first time he played in the snow. >> congrats to all of our babies. if you want to submit your baby to be a baby of the week go to >> i'm doing that next week. >> you know you have some home cooking and pull strings. >> the ever changing role in your relationship with your parents and children. >> and how to get along from childhood to when you're a grown adult. >> and keep your home safe from accidents, fires and a lot more. first these messages. [ man ] i think this is a good time to tell you: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you.
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no matter how old we grow and where we are in our lives parent/child relationships can be complicated. >> they usually have start off very smoothly until the dreaded teenage years set in as we see in a clip of "mean girls" that illustrates all too well. >> hey. >> hey. >> how are my best girlfriends? >> hey, mrs. georgia. this is katie. >> hello, sweetheart. i want you to know if you need anything, don't be shy, okay? there are no rules in this house, i'm not like a regular mom, i'm a cool mom, right, regina. >> please stop talking. >> okay. >> that's the best movie ever. >> hilarious. >> here to help you navigate the special relationship through the decades is chelsea cross and co-founder of the emmily mccann. hello. >> hi. >> that's funny when you watch a teenage girl like that turn on
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her mom there is sort of a time in a young girl's life where they -- where they rebel like that, isn't there? >> totally. i love you, get away from me. but you know what, think about it, doesn't really make sense why that happens when you're a teen. >> yeah. >> so channelling from my own experience, i'm 22 years old, i was just a teenager three years ago, we're going through puberty, through men stration, but we're also in this phase where your friends are your life. >> yes. >> and how much bullying and peer pressure goes on within your friends you take it out on your mom, the ones you love most. >> when we were teenagers my dad had a phrase that said let the sleeping vipers lie when we were sleeping because we got to be kind of -- >> liked you better when you were sleeping. >> contained asleep. so you have a teenage daughter. weight your advice for those watching about how to speak honestly about the things that we need to? >> with teenagers we hear about helicopter parenting and that hovering over our kids that makes them just want to run away
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and you know, my theory is we should side up. we figure out things we can do together that we enjoy that's going to allow us to have conversations and relationships and connections. >> if they're pushing you away do you bupush in? what's the best technique for a lot of moms going through what we saw there? >> sometimes when they are pushing away they really are listening. the idea when we want to talk about those conversations like, underage drinking or those risky behaviors i keep hearing from parents in the motherhood who have older kids, keep talking. >> do you agree with that? >> i think communication is key. you have to be able to have conversations, face-to-face communication with your teen. i think the younger you can have open conversation with your child, the better the relationship will be as it gets older. i can't ever remember a time where my mom and i didn't talk about everything. >> really? >> wow? >> she said even when i wasn't talking she was talking to me and i learned that face-to-face communication is so young. we live in such a digital age.
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face-to-face communication is so important. >> let's get to kids about your age, although you're not a kid, but after you've graduated from college, growing up, the lines get a little blurred, right? you're becoming an adult. emily, how do we handle that? >> you know it's funny when my daughter was in kindergarten the teacher used to say to the kids to get them to focus, stop, look and listen. repeat it back. that was a sign they were paying attention. now i think about it for myself. i need to stop, look and listen, because then i'll notice when i'm preaching and trying to manipulate them to it do what i want versus the two-way conversation. >> do you listen to your mom more now than when you were in 16. >> the millennial generation, we're 18 to 35, graduating college with almost $30,000 debt in student loans, the most stressed out generation, we are learning how to become financially stable. we need to learn from our parents more than ever. this communication, open dialog, life-learning lessons are so important.
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>> all right. ladies, wish we could -- >> we could keep going. the relationship gets taking care of your own parents. >> right. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for coming. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> coming up, something jenna knows firsthand the truth about twins. >> and how to look good when it's cold. >> wish your sister was here, barbara. >> look at bobbie thomas. >> will warm us up with a buzz right after this. [ female announcer ] new fiber one protein cereal.
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and for dark spots rapid tone repair. it is time for bobbie's buzz and with parts of the country slammed with the cold weather keeping warm has presented a couple fashion challenges. >> it has. whether braving the burst of arctic air or can't take the chill, bobbie and bobbie thomas is here with fun finds. >> you look so cute. >> this is an attempt to be at any rate. i want to start off with knit necklaces. this is an easy idea. buy these on etsy. simply braid yarn or this blue one i made. look how you do it. >> of course.
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>> you cut off a t-shirt, the bottom, right, and what you do is cut that into strips. >> the bottom? >> yep. you cut the bottom into the strips. you secure it. and then basically you just add something fashionable and look, you've got -- >> only you could make this yourself. >> this is out of an old t-shirt. >> i love it. >> that's that. and then you can upgrade your accessory with a little bling to make it feel like jewelry. so this are from urban outfitters. >> so cute. >> $4.99, $9.99 get the ear warmers, add the broach look you have on and i'm obsessed with the gloves i saw there. >> i love those. >> these gloves can be short or long depending on the hole that you see that they put right here. >> yeah. >> genius. you're wearing one of their eternity scarves. >> if you try this on you'll never take it off. it's like buttery. jenna said it was like wearing a kitten, kind of weird. >> kittens around your neck. >> what you would do is get an oversized eternity scarf, it can
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wrap up to be the scarf when going to work but inside use it as a poncho come spring. >> my favorite find at the drug store. $5 fleece leggings. the inside are seamless, not bulky and feel how soft. >> feel like rabbit. >> so this is going to keep you warm. >> stop talking about animals. >> feels good. >> i have these like kinder garters around my neck, find them on-line. >> cute. >> shoe covers. grace carter has these waterproof stretch on, zip up covers that will keep your feet warm and shoes protected. >> won't ruin the shoes. >> bobbie, you are going to be watching the grammy, right? >> i will. >> i want people at home to watch with me. sweet at me, @bobbiethomas or at our facebook page or mine on monday i want to know what your ideas are about switching dresses and what tweaks you want to see and who you liked best. >> we love the fashions. >> the truth about twins, i'm sure you'll have something to say about it. >> always do. >> plus a performance by british
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driving if you can, it is very busy. watch it online if you can. we are back on this try day friday with more of "today." if you are just tuning in jenna bush hager is helping me out all week while kathie lee is enjoying time off. >> hi. >> twins have been the subject of fascination and curiosity. >> from columnist answn landers and mary kate and ashley olson and me and my twin sister. >> who? >> barbara. >> oh. >> abby po griffin wrote one in the same about her identical twin and here with that twin, robin, a "new york times" reporter. >> and dr. cupwits is the president of the child mind institute and child and adolescent psychologist. good morning. >> you lived the life. >> yes. >> you two guys when i see
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twins, inseparable, lucky, closer than any other sisters could ever be. are those theories true. >> i would say it's a mythology in the sense it's the most incredible intimacy, as jenna knows. it's hard to put into words clothesness you're born with a best friend and other people have to learn how to make that connection with someone, you start with someone that's your soulmate. >> did you start with that from the beginning. >> i definitely did. one thing we went through all these kind of crazy times, right, and when my parents were going through this, we had somebody at the exact same age. >> going through the same stuff. >> going through the same thing. i could call her and say i'm going through this, what do i do? we looked so opposite. i don't know why they put the western photo but from little babies we looked opposite. one of the things that's important our parents always treated us as individuals, total individuals. you say that's very important. >> it's important because any set of siblings really want to be identified as an individual
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and how they fit in with their other siblings and into the world. i think twins have a greater challenge. how are they going to identify to each other and want the world to identify with them. that means parents have to be smart enough to encourage the differences, to try to avoid the comparison, to try to diminish the competition, and that means at a certain time they have to separate them. they have to give them different classes, hobbies, activities. >> is there a thing about leaning too much? you have your best friend right next to you at all times. does it prevent or stop you from reaching out to others who may -- >> it's actually a good question. i think i'm a little less social possibly because i have this kind of built-in ally and it makes it less effort to have somebody who is always there. what harold said was important, the one mistake my parents will cop to, they emphasize parody and making everything equal which you can do as a parent with kids, you want to make sure everybody feels like they're getting the same treatment but on the downside you don't feel like you have the one on one
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which is important. >> dating, one has a boyfriend, one doesn't, do you feel like one is ahead. >> we had an unspoken code. when someone gravitated toward a friend or boyfriend it was hands off for the other. >> definitely. i think one of the great things that my parents did, we went to different camps when we were little. what you said is right away we had these different personalities and we did. if we were compared i would feel bad about myself. she was a brilliant math student. i never felt bad for that. >> robin said something that's important. i think every parent should spend alone time with their child and each child but particularly difficult when you have twins because it's so easy, why don't we just do it together. >> exactly. >> and giving time alone with the child, gives you an opportunity to understand their personality and understand the complexity of who they are without them always being a twin. because it's important to be an individual. >> i also found sometimes parents would say, they want to be together. they don't want to do things separately. it's sort of artificial, feels
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and family safe from all those too common accidents. nicole is the host of diy networks "rehab addict." good morning. >> good morning. >> this is part two. we did the outside of the house yesterday and we're doing all the stuff that happens inside we need to be wary of. >> start in the kitchen with the leaks. >> the kitchen is the easiest place, just common sense. first of all gas stoves, so many people accidentally hit them and even a tiny gas leak is not a good thing. >> what should you do. >> any time you have a gas leak, turn it off immediately. if you think it's been on more than a few minutes, open the windows, the doors, get out of the house. when in doubt get out of the house, call your cas company. >> carbon monoxide really important, the detector. >> yes. there's all sorts of things. again, all of these are common sense but it's also preventative. >> do you put the -- what are these for. >> simple things you can put on your stove so that when you accidentally hit your gas knob on your stove it turns on. >> it turns off.
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>> brilliant. >> moving to the bathroom. >> yes. so bathroom, we -- the biggest complaint everyone always has is you have mold everywhere you look. >> gross. >> it's really gross. and i'm a clean freak, a mom too and want everything clean and sanitary. any time you have moisture trapped in a bathroom you're going to get mold. turn on your fan, open a window. >> i don't have fans in my bathroom. >> i don't either. >> you want to get the moisture out of there. crack the door, whatever you have to do. it's cleaning, it's simple things. i take an old toothbrush, scrub my grout lines and everything like that. >> and baking soda works well. >> if you're not a bleach person you can do that. >> yeah. >> i just like everything clean, clean, clean. >> and then -- there's some sort of paint that helps keep the mold away. >> always can use something that has a better sheen to it, a preventative measure. it has a primer, will stop the mold from building up. >> detectors are important in every home. >> we talked about this a little
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bit. >> the detector always goes off at 2:00 in the morning when it needs new batteries and running around your house trying to figure out what it is. >> or when you burn something. >> well, that's how we know what's going on in my house. >> exactly. >> one night the thing was going off and i took a broom and it was 2:00 in the morning banging it because i couldn't find a ladder. >> exactly. >> that's my memory of it. >> exactly. >> and here's the thing they make combination ones. car mon monoxide and fire. >> i need one of these. >> and what i say, daylight saving time or christmas or anniversary, change the b batteries no matter what. >> or set night yo-- set it int your phone so you remember. >> the other thing, small children and pets. >> i have to dos this. about to baby proof. >> and blake, you need to dog proof. >> yes. >> he will chew on that cord and you will regret it. >> he chews on everything. >> and we just got a new rescue pup at home too and they want to eat everything. simple things like this, few dollars at the store, take your cord, puts it away, when they
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chew on something they're not getting to the electricity. >> light, i like my apartment bright. >> lots of light. >> but you can't put the wrong voltage. >> no, this is simple and so many people just ig for it. >> mess it up. >> kids room, cute kids lights take like 20 watt or 25 watt bulbs. do not put a 60 watt in. >> if you do what can happen. >> fire. >> they've stopped making these bulbs. you have to get the curly ones. >> so many think those because they look fake you don't have to pay attention. pay attention to the label and it tells you how many watts. >> you can go below. >> always go below. >> don't go above. >>s this is something i'm terrified of. furniture falling on the child. quickly. >> here's the thing, strap it down so your kids cannot climb on it and tip it over. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up, a performance by singer/songwriter birdy right afters this. ♪ [richard] this, is your money.
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there is no better place to be on a cold winter day than bundled up inside with a nice glass of wine. >> not everywhere in the country is freezing cold. kathie lee is warm somewhere. we're jealous. but wine for wherever you are. >> here with top picks for $16 or less is our he said/she said duo executive editor for "wine and food magazine" and "wine for women." when you two come on there's always trouble. >> this is true. >> you're in your winter mode. >> i didn't bring my skis. i didn't bring my skis but i did bring some terrific wine. give or take $13 a bottle. it's classic lemon lime character, really crisp, gorgeous for after a ski, after you get off the slopes. >> or laying on the coahe couch >> this has a whisper of sweetness. really affordable and i always say darling it's not how you ski, but how you look skiing.
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>> there you go. >> take an elegant wine. this is from northern italy as well. >> the bebalucchi. it's from a really beautiful elegant place. and when its says brut on the bottle we're talking about ray. >> that's right. >> it means dry. this is a dry wine. so great value. >> and nice price. >> spectacular deals. >> when i think cold i think reds. >> exactly. >> and so this is actually a pinot another, it has elegance to it and makes a great winter wine. >> it does. >> i'm going to have a little of that. >> people think of it as very flexible, goes all year-round. th >> this is -- >> lovely. >> 12 bucks. >> i need that. >> and then -- >> keep drinking. >> and then if you need more warming up, i brought a wine from southern italy from pulio, you take a sip of it, it's big, red, rich, makes you feel like
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you're by the mediterranean. it warms up your bones. >> i love that. >> i already feel warmed up. >> i love that. >> look at these two. >> look what's going to happen here. >> there's also island vacations. >> oh, yeah. >> you got to -- >> we're taking a cruise with you people. >> do some summer -- you got to do warmup wines. >> i love this segment. >> this is amazing. >> so now we figure if you're on a cruise, on a vacation, right, you want one of mine. >> or live in southern california like i do and it's 70 degrees, these are wonderful winter warm weather wines. this is from south africa. >> it's called the beach house. >> the beach house. it's a terrific new wine from south africa. sauvignon blanc. >> pino grigio. >> they scare me but they're good for wine.
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>> 9 bucks for a liter. you can take it to the beach if you happy to be on the beach. >> cold. you know, you can also play beach volleyball with it. >> keeps you colder. >> and then more red. a great red for warm weather copacabana. a chilean red blend. the company donates 10% of its gross revenue to charity which is cool. >> what do we have at the end. >> from australia. this is from down under. it is a shiraz and it's a terrific wine called the la chill and that crisp elegant style of red. put a little chill on that. gorgeous wine. >> you would put this in the refrigerator. >> put this in the fridge. >> either one you could chill. >> you two have outdone yourself. >> i feel like i'm in california. >> i love the vibe. all right. coming up a performance by british singing sensation. >> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> yes, it is. worst morning ever.
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♪ the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. what fun we had. >> oh, my gosh. a great week. >> come back and see us any time. >> thank you for having me. >> kathie lee will be back next week when fran dresser, rock and roll legend meatloaf and comedian jeff garland stops by. >> a performance by wycleaf jean and actress regina king. >> sarah highland. before we go british singing sensation birdy is getting lots of love from critics and fans. >> goes on tour this spring with christina perry. >> here's birdy with "skinny love." see you monday. ♪
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♪ come on skinny love just last the year ♪ ♪ pour a little salt you were never here ♪ ♪ my my my my my my my ♪ staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer ♪ ♪ tell my love to wreck it all cut out all the ropes and let me fall ♪ ♪ my my my my my my my my my ♪ right in the moment this or r order's tall ♪ ♪ and i told you to be patient and i told you to be fine ♪ ♪ and i told you to be balanced and i told you to be kind ♪ ♪ and in the morning i'll be
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with you but it will be a different kind ♪ ♪ cause i'll be holding all the tickets and you'll be owning all the fines ♪ ♪ come on skinny love what happened here ♪ ♪ suckle on the hope in light brassieres ♪ ♪ my my my my my my my my ♪ sullen load is full so slow on the split ♪ ♪ and i told you to be patient and i told you to be fine ♪ ♪ and i told you to be balanced and i told you to be kind ♪ ♪ and now all your love is wasted then the who the hell was i ♪ ♪ cause now i'm breaking at the britches and at the end of all your lies ♪
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right now at 11:00, investigators trying to track down a boy wanted for the shooting death of his older sister. flames consume a new home in the east bay. what investigators found inside that leads them to believe the fire is suspicious. and the faf reich surf competition is under way in half moon bay. we're live with all of the surfing action. nbc bay area news starts now. >> good morning to you, thank you for joining us at 11:00 a.m., i'm peggy bunker. i'm scott mcgrew. a 14-year-old is


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